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VINTAGE CHARACTERISTICS

2017 is arguably the finest vintage of the past two decades.

 

VINEYARDS

This small boutique 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. The farm has been planted with all five classic Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Meticulous viticultural practices yield fruit with intense colour, concentrated fruit flavours and firm tannins.

WINEMAKING

The focus is on producing premrnm quality grapes which are nurtured in the winery on the farm using traditional winemaking techniques combined with modem technology to produce classic and powerful wines. The wine is matured in carefully selected French oak barrels for 18 months, blended and bottled.

THE BLEND

The 2017 CINQ is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cab Franc, 11% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 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 modem 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: 2.3 g/1 pH: 3.5

RECOGNITION

 

 

 

Total Acidity: 5.8 g/1 Alcohol: 14.4%

 

Tim Atkin has rated the van 2017 Biljon CINQ 93/100. We eagerly await the Platter Wine Guide's star rating.

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VAN BILJON CINQ 2017
 

VINTAGE CHARACTERISTICS

2017 is arguably the finest vintage of the past two decades.

 

VINEYARDS

This small boutique 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. The farm has been planted with all five classic Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Meticulous viticultural practices yield fruit with intense colour, concentrated fruit flavours and firm tannins.

WINEMAKING

The focus is on producing premium quality grapes which are nurtured in the winery on the farm using traditional winemaking techniques combined with modem technology to produce classic and powerful wines. The wine is matured in carefully selected French oak barrels for 18 months, blended and bottled.

THE BLEND

The 2017 CINQ is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cab Franc, 11% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 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 modem 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: 2.3 g/1 pH: 3.5

Total Acidity: 5.8 g/1 Alcohol: 14.4%

 

RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin has rated the van 2017 Biljon CINQ 93/100.

Platters 5 star award.