De Waal Signal Rock 2019
This is a dark coloured wine, with beautiful fresh black fruit and mulberries. 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 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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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 & Pinotage
Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Pinotage
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: February 2022
Harvest Date: March 2019
Sugar level at Harvest: 25.5°B
Yield per Hectare: 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
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle