Black Elephant Vintners Amazing Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Type: Red
Country: South Africa
Region: Franschoek Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Climate: Warm continental climate
Terroir: Vines grow on granite soil at a south-facing slope
Winemaking: Fermentation is done on open 500kg containers with manual punch downs, allowing each batch to ferment at its own pace and get individual attention. Generally, about 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% in second-fill French barrels

Color: Impressive, deep red
Nose: Rich intense nutty fruitcake nose with a mix of black and red wild berries. Some tobacco, smoke, toast and some cedar from the fine French oak
Palate: Big, intense palate with thick, broad tannins, though still quite fine. Long finish and loads of potential

About the Winery:
Located in the drop-dead gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Black Elephant Vintners was born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love for wine. Kevin Swart, Raymond Ndlovu and Jacques Wentzel joined skill and grit in an endeavour to bring fun into serious winemaking and to demystify the winemaking process to all enthusiasts.

By eliminating the pomp and pressure commonly associated with wine and applying their raw passion, they created a range of wines with a unique character that appeals to different desires, tastes and occasions – wine for real people.