|Owner & Address:||Meyer Joubert, Tradouw Valle, Barrydale,
3 33°55′ 26.4″ S / 020°35′ 40.6″ E
|Varieties & Viticult.:||Cabernet 88%, Merlot 12%. Normal upright trellis (7 arms)|
|Appellation & Yield:||W.O. Tradouw, 7 tons per hectare|
|Alt. & Orientation:||455m, South facing slope 50 km from Ocean|
|Soil Type & Rain:||Karoo shale, well-drained clay, 300 mm rain per annum.|
|Climate:||Continental: Dry summer days with cool evenings. Cool ocean breezes flow freely into the valley & extend ripening|
|Maceration:||3 days at 8 degrees Celcius|
|Fermentation:||Hand punched down, wild yeast (natural) for 14 days|
|Aging:||Twenty-four months, 300L French barrels, 30% new, 30% second fill|
|Filtration:||No fining or filtration (naturally made wines)|
Production: 7,870 bottles
Named after the passing Route 62 highway that stretches from Cape Town to Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape. Made from grapes grown in the cool & beautiful Tradouw Valley, the Cabernet offers a bouquet of cassis and red currant with hints of cedar and vanilla spice. Fine tannin structure and linear. Gentle, long finish.
Enjoy this wine as aperitif with friends and family. Will compliment all types of meat-based dishes and tomato
based pasta. Will benefit from cellaring. Decant.