De Waal Signal Rock 2014
This is a dark coloured wine, with beautiful fresh black fruit and a hint of spice. It is voluptuous and rich, with a velvety, round finish.
THE SIGNAL ROCK STORY
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. During winter days, daily around 12h00, the sun shines 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.
This phenomenon can still be seen today, during the winter months, from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards on the farm.
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De Waal Signal Rock consistently receive 4 stars or more in John Platter Wine Guide.
It was one of the top 25 Blends at the Old Mutual Trophy Show 2016.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage & Merlot
Blend: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Pinotage, 21% Merlot
Food Suggestion: It pairs well with a good Fillet, Lamb Shank or an Oxtail dish.
Ageing Future Maturation Potential: 5-8 years
Our Blend is produced in limited quantities.
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French oak, 50% new, 50% second fill barrels.
Bottling Date: April 2016
Harvest Date: March 2014
Sugar level at Harvest: 25.5°B
Yield per Hectare: 6 tonnes per hectare
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
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle