Cavalli’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 has been awarded 95 points and placed 2nd in this year’s Prescient Best Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
This year’s prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon Report attracted 64 entries, each wine was blind tasted by a judging panel of renowned wine experts who ultimately ranked each one according to its distinct merits. The Judging panel consisted of Christian Eedes, James Pietersen & Malu Lambert, all highly renowned wine experts in their own rights.
“The purity and precision that many of the wines showed was striking,” says Christian Eedes, panel chairman and editor of Winemag.co.za. “The 2019 vintage is generally considered challenging but wines from this year tended to show remarkably well in the tasting – a bit of adversity in the vineyards sometimes brings out the best in producers”.
The Cavalli Cabernet 2019 was awarded an astounding 95 points out of the 100 points, and ranked 2nd amongst some of the best and most celebrated Cabernet’s in the Cape Winelands. Brushing shoulders and standing toe-to-toe with some of the most respected wineries in Stellenbosch, has been a dream now imagined by our fantastic wine team.
Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the pride of the Stellenbosch Winelands and is the most expensive cultivar to be produced in the area and sold in the country.
We are proud to be recognized within this esteemed category and truly believe that our Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 has beyond proven itself as a wine worthy of purchase for your collection.
Enjoy an exquisite maturation that took place in 225L French oak barriques for 24 months (approximately 35% first fill).
The grapes were hand-picked and sorted in the early morning at Cavalli. After crushing, approximately 7% of the juice volume was bled to increase skin concentration. 60% of the batch was fermented in stainless steel with 3-4 pump overs daily. The remainder was fermented in small open-top vessels with 10% whole cluster and manual punch-downs 3-5 times daily. After pressing, the wine completed malolactic fermentation in the tank.
Notes of dark chocolate, fruit compote and black forest cake are followed by plum, cedar and vanilla on the palate. The wine is showing a fresh, elegant mid-palate with a robust tannin and elegant finish.