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VAN BILJON CINQ 2015

VINTAGE CHARACTERISTICS

A mild start to the season evolved into a hot and dry ripening period

in February and March. Judicious irrigation was implemented to

reduce stress levels in the vines and extend the ripening period. The

daily cool sea breezes from the False Bay ocean played a pivotal role

in maintaining lower stress levels in the vine.

 

VINEYARDS

This small farm is situated in the Polkadraai region of Stellenbosch

neighbouring esteemed producers like Reyneke and De Toren. The

region is known for their deep, fertile and well drained decomposed

granitic soils and moderating sea breezes off False Bay lying to the

South. Meticulous viticultural practices yield fruit with intense colour,

concentrated fruit flavours and firm tannins.

 

THE BLEND

The 2015 CINQ is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18%

Merlot, 17% Malbec 12% Cab Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot

 

VINIFICATION

The focus is on producing premium quality grapes which are hand

picked in small batches. The grapes are then fermented on the farm

using traditional wine making techniques combined with modern

technology and minimal mechanical intervention to produce classic

and powerful wines. The wine is matured in carefully selected French

oak barrels for 18 months, blended and bottled.

 

CELLERMASTER’S COMMENTS

This wine makes a bold statement with its powerful structure and

expressive fruit composition. The classic oak character is seamlessly

integrated with the fruit and the fresh berry acid gives the wine

vibrance and purity of fruit. The firm tannins are in perfect harmony

with the wine leaving a lingering fruit sensation and satisfaction.

 

WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/1 Total Acidity: 5.8 g/1

pH: 3.57 Alcohol: 15%

 

RECOGNITION

The 2015 CINQ received 5 stars in the 2020 Platter Wine Guide and

renowned British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin MW rated the wine a

94/100. The 2015 van Biljon CINQ won Platters Red Blend (Cape
Bordeaux) of the Year 2020.