BLANKBottle Empire, 2020, 750ML

SKU: 840054
Region: S.Africa | Stellenbosch
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Franc | Merlot
Rating: Tim Atkin 91


This is a blend from a selection of vineyards - Helderberg Merlot on decomposed granite soil, Valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc high up on the Helderberg facing towards Stellenbosch.

Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Cabernet Franc (29%), Merlot (14%)

Winemaking: The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and cooled overnight to 4 degrees celsius. The next morning the grapes were destemmed to open top fermenters. The juice underwent spontaneous fermentation and stayed on the skins for as long as possible. Pressed into older French oak small barrels, 18 months in barrel, blended and bottled.

2039 bottles produced.