The most planted variety at Excelsior. Vines vary in age from 5 – 20 years. Water stress is used to produce tiny, concentrated berries.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted variety on the Estate making
up 43% of all plantings. The soil is mainly limestone based, although a
small portion comes from shale. The goal of the wine is to make wine that
shows lots of fruit flavor, as well as soft tannins, whilst maintain a good
structure. This is achieved via very strict canopy management to prevent
shaded fruit and harvesting at optimal ripeness.
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