Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon
These wines are made at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek, which was founded by Analjit Singh. Chris and Andrea Mullineux were brought in as winemakers enabling them to work with fruit from Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and other regions beyond their home in Swartland. “Rosa Kruger, our viticulturalist, had for years been enthusing to us about various parcels of fruit, but as they were outside the Swartland, we couldn’t use them in Mullineux,” explains Chris.
The fruit for this Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards on the cool slopes of the Helderberg Mountain and Polkadraai Hills. The grapes are fully destemmed then fermented with indigenous yeasts, prior to ageing in 500-litre barrels for 20 months. The wine has the lovely tobacco leaf aromas of Cabernet grown on cooler slopes, with ripe, grainy tannins nicely balanced by good acidity on the finish.
This is the best Cabernet I have ever tasted from South Africa; it has a balance and harmony to it that raises it above the rest.
A perfect steak wine…
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