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De Waal Signal Rock 2020

De Waal Signal Rock 2020

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



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 at about 12h00, the sun shines on a specific rock on the Stellenbosch Mountains. This was an indication (the signal) to the workers, who didn’t own wrist watches at the time, that it was time for a lunch break.
This phenomenon can still be seen today from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards on the farm.


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  • Technical Analysis

    alc    13.5
    rs    2.4
    pH    3.72
    ta    5.6

  • Wine Information


    De Waal Signal Rock consistently receives 4 stars or more in the Platter Wine Guide. This vintage is not rated yet.

    The 2014 vintage was one of the top 25 Blends at the Old Mutual Trophy Show 2016.

    Varieties:    Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

    Blend:    80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

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

    Ageing   Future Maturation Potential: 10 - 15 years


    Our Blend is produced in limited quantities.

    Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French oak, 25% new, 75% second fill barrels.

    Bottling Date: November 2023


    Harvest Date: March 2020

    Sugar level at Harvest: 24.7°B

    Yield per Hectare: 5.5 tonnes per hectare


    Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes

    Soil Type: Gravel & loam

    Age of Vineyards: 20 - 40 years

    Root Stock: R 99

    Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

  • Style

    Body:    Full
    Style:    Dry
    Taste:    Fruity
    Type:    Red

  • Pack

    Closure:    Cork
    Pack Size:    750ml
    Pack Type:    Bottle

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