Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Cherry, dark chocolate and cedarwood. Smooth, balanced tannins.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Cinsault (23%), Merlot (17%), Grenache (13%).
A blend of fruit farmed in the warm climate of Franschhoek and the cooler high-altitude climate of Piekenierskloof. Cabernet provides structure and intensity, balanced by more subtle profiles of the Cinsault, Merlot and Grenache.
Average yield: <5 tonnes per ha
Each cultivar was hand-picked, sorted, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented on skins. Punch downs x2 per day. Extended maceration for average 21 days.
Maturation: French oak barrels, 2nd/3rd fill, 14 months
R/s: 2.9 g/l
Free SO2: 5 mg/l
Total SO2: 23 mg/l
TA: 5.3 g/l
About Four Paws
Four Paws Wines has been producing honest, hand-crafted wines since 2004. In 2023 we partnered with The Selati Wilderness Foundation to support their work in cheetah conservation.