Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting Notes: A full-bodied, richly textured Cabernet Sauvignon with intense black fruit, well-integrated French oak, and a smooth, lingering finish.
Notes: Cold soaked overnight. Inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation temperature was between 24 -26 degrees Celsius. Regular pump-overs were given to enhance color and flavor extraction. Matured in 3rd & 4th fill French oak barrels for 6 - 9 months.
Food Pairing: Try this with prime rib, roasted lamb, or grilled mushrooms.
The Domain: Never Look Back Cabernet Sauvignon is made by Riebeek Cellars. An authentic W.O. Swartland producer, Riebeek sources grapes from a group of 40 growers across the Riebeek Valley, including 3rd and 4th generation wine grape growers. Sourcing only from this select group ensures continuity of the finest quality and preservation of the terroir. They produce around 1.2 million 9-liter cases per year. The vineyards lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate and topography. Vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 60 meters above sea level to 300 meters against the slopes of the Kasteelberg mountains. Because of the topography, the soils display the same rich variety, with Oakleaf and Dundee alluvial soil formed by sediment from die Berg River to Swartland and Glenrosa soils formed out of underlying shale along the Kasteelberg mountains. The notable ‘Koffieklip’ (coffee stone) soil is a combination of clay and iron-rich Ferricrete deposits, known widely throughout South Africa for its erosion-resistant qualities.