Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    R 590.00


    4.5 Stars - Platters Guide
    92 points - Tim Atkin
    94 - Gilbert et Gaillard


    • The bunches were destemmed onto the sorting table with moderate crushing retaining a whole berry component of 30% in the fermenter. All stalks were removed.
    • The mash was then cold soaked overnight at 12 degrees Celsius for colour extraction.
    • Fermentation, using a specific commercial yeast strain, was done in open stainless-steel fermenters at 24-28 degrees Celsius and the ferment lasted 7 days.
    • Gentle pumpovers were applied 3-4 times daily to extract flavour and tannins for structure.
    • The mash was pressed immediately after primary fermentation was completed.
    • The wine was then gravity fed to 225l barrels for secondary or Malo-lactic fermentation.
    • Maturation in 31% new, 45% second fill and 24% third fill French oak barrels lasted for 16 months and the wine was then lightly filtered prior to bottling.


    Classic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.

    14% Alcohol