VAN BILJON CINQ 2015
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.
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 2015 CINQ is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18%
Merlot, 17% Malbec 12% Cab Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot
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.
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.
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/1 Total Acidity: 5.8 g/1
pH: 3.57 Alcohol: 15%
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.