CABERNET SAUVIGNON Safriel House Reserve (922172)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON Safriel House Reserve (922172)



Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Paarl, South Africa


Item# 922172

Case of 12


Gold Medal, Sommeliers Choice Awards of America


Grapes:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes:  The 2017 vintage is a full-bodied dry red wine with a classic claret character.  The grapes for this select wine originate from a single farm where the vines are planted at an elevation of 190m above sea level in sandy clay soil on a South Eastern slope which is the coolest slope in the Southern Hemisphere. 


The vines are 10 years old and pruned to produce a low to medium yield of 8-12 tons per hectare.  The grapes were destalked, as is the traditional South African custom, cool crushed and cold soaked for a few days prior to fermentation.  During fermentation, pumping over the skins was done 4 x per day which gently extracts color and tannin.  After fermentation, the wine is placed in French oak barrels for 18 Months.  It will reward further cellaring for 8-20 years.


Safriel House is a family owned wine house founded upon a passion for South African winemaking, grape growing terroir, and hands-on experience in the cellar.  Our small batch wines honor the 300 years of winemaking heritage of the Cape, while at the same time incorporating sustainable, innovative and minimal intervention winemaking techniques.  Safriel House wines are part of the new wave of South African wineries and express the climate, geology and wine making styles that make South Africa unlike any other growing region in the world.