Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Download Tasting Notes


Buy this wine

W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 88% Merlot 12%
Analysis: Alc: 14% | R.S: 3.1g/l | T.A: 5.7g/l | Ph: 3.52

Awards & accolades

Silver – Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2017/2018Bronze – Veritas 2017

The story of this wine

Jemma is our old bush vehicle, which carried us on wonderful adventures to remote and pristine places. She is now engaged in seeking out grapes, and in motivating funding for conservation. The label features a water colour painting by Jenny Metelerkamp, our friend and companion when we lived in the bush in Botswana.

Tasting notes

A classy medium to full bodied wine with typical Cab flavours of black current, brambly fruit, cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a lovely rich mid mouth texture, a long fruit driven finish with fresh acid and ripe tannins.

Food suggestions

Enjoy with a variety of meat dishes such as home-made lamb burgers, sticky roasted pork belly or braised lamb shanks.

The vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly sourced mainly from the Bottleray and Heldeberg areas of Stellenbosch. It is finished with 12% Merlot

Winemaking

Fermented with Bordeaux yeast strains in tank with French oak staves, and then completed malolactic fermentation and maturation on staves.

Ageing potential

Up to four years from vintage.

THE DEN

A social wine to be enjoyed with friends and family. Named for THE DEN, the heart of the Wild Dog community. Flavour packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.

PELOTON

A pack of Wild Dogs and a pack of cyclists share the same goal. Whether it is food for the pack or the end of a long road, what remains is the bond between pack members and the ability to unwind and enjoy the company. Company made all the more enjoyable by sharing a good wine, a love of wide open spaces and the Wild Dogs who roam them.

THE PACK

High quality wines carefully hand crafted from our 3 Pack members’ grapes including a number of single vineyard wines named after the vineyard owners.

PICTUS

Named after Lycaon Pictus, the scientific name for Painted Wolf. Each edition of this deluxe Rhone style blend is as rare and beautiful as the Wild Dogs we support. Each year we choose a painting from one of our pack artists to feature on the label and each year we match estimated Wild Dog numbers with the number of bottle we produce. In most cases, the original painting is sold at auction with proceeds donated to wild dog research and conservation.

jQuery(document).ready(function($){
$(‘#iconbox-slider-content-1a20bb885c9d20e483cbc908cd6c3cb9’).slick({
slidesToShow: 1,
slidesToScroll: 1,
arrows: true,
fade: true,
asNavFor: ‘#iconbox-slider-tabs-1a20bb885c9d20e483cbc908cd6c3cb9’,
prevArrow: ”,
nextArrow: ”,
autoplay: false,
autoplaySpeed: 6000,
});
$(‘#iconbox-slider-tabs-1a20bb885c9d20e483cbc908cd6c3cb9’).slick({
slidesToShow: 4,
slidesToScroll: 1,
asNavFor: ‘#iconbox-slider-content-1a20bb885c9d20e483cbc908cd6c3cb9’,
arrows: false,
dots: false,
centerMode: false,
focusOnSelect: true,
responsive: [
{
breakpoint: 1000,
settings: {
slidesToShow: 3,
}
},
{
breakpoint: 600,
settings: {
slidesToShow: 2,
}
}
]
});
});