The Muratie Cabernet Sauvignon was made from three different blocks on the estate. The vines were planted in 1993 and 1998. All the vineyards are North West facing and at an elevation of 260m above sea level. The root stocks are Richter 101 and 114.
The grapes were handpicked yielding 6 tons per hectare. They were then crushed, destalked and pumped into a combination of stainless steel and open fermenters. A controlled fermentation was ensured and regular pump-overs and punch-downs were done. Matured in 10% new French Oak for 20 months. The fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicate a wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Simonsberg terroir.
Alcohol 14.40 %
Residual Sugar 3.3 g/l
Total acid 5.6 g/l