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Goedverwacht, J & G Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson 2020

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Goedverwacht, J & G Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson 2020

Here's a pure Cape Cabernet, showing a whiff of smokey oak (from eight months in barrel) over black fruit. With lots of flesh, mildly bittersweet black fruit and negligible tannin, it's juicy, vital and approachable. Now-2023 This... Read More

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Goedverwacht, J & G Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson 2020

ColourRed

RegionRobertson

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2020

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeGDV320

Style

Medium bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Goedverwacht, J & G Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson 2020

Here's a pure Cape Cabernet, showing a whiff of smokey oak (from eight months in barrel) over black fruit. With lots of flesh, mildly bittersweet black fruit and negligible tannin, it's juicy, vital and approachable. Now-2023

This is the first time we have shipped this wine, a bottling of just nine barrels (so about 3,300 bottles).  The J G on the stands for Jan and Gawie, Du Toit father and son, owners of this (for us) large estate in Robertson, with some 180 hectares of vines. The last fifteen years have seen clear improvements here, with better matching of new plantings to the the site.

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