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Satrapezo Icewine Cabernet

Wine-growing region:
KAKHETI viticulture region
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estates limited release
Varietal composition:
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100%
Grape source:
CABERNET SAUVIGNON block of Kondoli vineyards
Grape yield:
7-8 ton/hectare
Wine type:
Sweet red wine
Cellaring:
Now, but will benefit from few years of aging
Total Production:
8000-0,375l bottle
Packaging:
3 bottle cartons
 

Vintages

2012

Vinification

The fully frozen grapes in Cabernet Sauvignon blocks of Kondoli vineyards have been picked in early December, when the outside temperature fell down to -9°C. At these temperatures the water portion of each grape separates from sugar, flavor and acid components. The water freezes and crystallizes leaving the other compounds as suspended liquid drops among the water crystals. The grapes were hand harvested early in the morning in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery, all the damaged grapes were removed and gently pressed in basket press. The fermentation was held for 2 months period in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature 16-18°C. After fermentation wine was kept cold around 0°C for 6 months. Light filtration complemented by bottling and some aging in our cellar before the release.

Tasting Notes

Color:
Light pomegranate with bricky highlights.
Aromas:
Intense aromas of honey, strawberry jam, poached quince and red grape juice.
Palate:
The taste repeats the nose, adding mandarin comfiture and prune jam. The finish is lingering, showing well-balanced and inviting aftertaste.