Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading varietal on Waterford Estate, thanks to the optimal terroir found on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. Our region is known to produce Cabernet Sauvignon characterised by earthy aromatics, well-textured tannins and fresh finishes. These are some of the factors that contribute towards the area being renowned and distinguished for longevity of its wines.
A vintage which will be remembered for drought and heat. Thanks to elevated vineyards and proximity to the ocean, berries cooled down overnight. Lack of water resulted in light bunches with tiny berries, great for red wine colour and flavour. Heat resulted in lower in acidity.
Over 2 decades of producing this Estate wine, the wine is ever increasing in quality and becoming more consistent in expressing the terroir of the Helderberg Mountains. Wine shows off pure fruit and earthy notes complimented by classical pencil lead-like aromas. A typical dry tannin structure with a seamless balance to the finish.