De Waal Signal Rock 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 13.68 %vol
pH : 3.68
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
De Waal Signal Rock consistently receive 4 stars or more in John Platter Wine Guide. This vintage is not rated yet. The previous vintage was one of the top 25 Blends at the Old Mutual Trophy Show 2016.
Tasting Notes

This is a dark coloured wine, with beautiful fresh black fruit and mulberries. It is voluptuous and rich, with a velvety, round finish.

Ageing Potential
Furture Maturation Potential: 8 - 10 years
Blend Information
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Pinotage, 15% Merlot
Food Suggestions

It will pair well with a good Fillet, Lamb Shank or Osso Bucco dish.

In The Vineyard
This phenomenon can still be seen today, during the winter months, from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards on the farm.
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyards: 20 - 30 years
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: March 2017
Sugar level at Harvest: 24.5°B
Yield per Hectare: 5 tonnes per hectare
In The Cellar
Our Blend is produced in limited quantities.
Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French oak, 33% new, 67% second fill barrels.
Bottling Date: September 2019
Additional Information

This story comes a long way and was told by Jan de Waal, the grandfather of the current owner, Pieter de Waal.
Jan started farming on the family farm in 1913. In the early days, horses were used to plough and work the vineyards. During winter days, daily around 12h00, the sun shone on a rock on the Stellenbosch Mountain. This was an indication (the signal) to the workers, who didn’t own watches at the time, that it was time for a lunch break. 

 

 

 


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