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Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

4.5* Platters | 92 Tim Atkin

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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 

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