USANA THE FOX Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6/case) (R109/BOTTLE)
Cultivar: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Name: The Fox
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch (South Africa)
In the Vineyards: Our grapes came from Stellenbosch. All the vineyards were trellised. All grapes are harvested by hand in individual bins in optimal conditions to ensure true quality from beginning to end.
In the Cellar: The grapes were naturally fermented using wild yeast found on the grapes an in the atmosphere. The wine spent about 22 months in French oak barrels. All the barrels were 225 l. There was a total of 20% new oak used and the remainder comprised of 2nd, 3rd and 4th ﬁll barrels.
Tasting Notes: The Usana Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium to full bodied wine with soft tannins. It has a rich, ruby coloured, is soft on the palate and displays typical hints of dark berries, spice, cigar box and a touch of vanilla. It is a beautifully balanced wine.
Analysis: Alcohol: 14.0%; Residual Sugar: 2.2g/l; Total Acidity: 6.3g/l; pH: 3.43
Aging Potential: The wine is drinking superbly at the moment but can still mature for another 3-5years.
Serving suggestions: The wine complements dishes like roast beef, lamb chops, stews, and steak.
Production: A small production of 38 barrels was produced this vintage.
Note: “The Fox” is named after our great grandfather, Gideon Johannes Joubert. His foresight and dedication in the wine industry made it possible for us to produce and present this elegant wine to the world. His nickname was given to him by the fox stamp that was used to mark his fruit when it was deliver to the co-ops.