Atlas Swift Shelter Cabernet Sauvignon (2020)


Immerse yourself in the deep ruby-red allure of this wine, presenting classic Cabernet aromas of tomato leaf, cassis, Fynbos shrub, fresh bouquet garni, and a hint of graphite. Careful aging in older oak maintains the bright, fruity characters of raspberry and plum.

This medium-bodied wine boasts an elegant harmony of well-integrated tannins and delicate flavours of plum, blackcurrant and fresh herbs. With a dry finish, it offers a tasting experience that’s truly captivating.

Tasting Notes (PDF)
Vintage Conditions

A better crop compared to 2019, owing to favorable post-harvest conditions, sufficient water for irrigation, and relatively moderate temperatures during ripening.

Vinification Process

Only the healthiest berries from hand-harvested grapes made it into the small, open-top fermenters where they were fermented on the skins. During fermentation, pump-overs were performed twice a day to extract the ripe, round tannins and the maximum amount of color pigment. To ensure that the fruit remains the primary focus, the wine was aged in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels in order to limit the influence of oak-derived characters.

Additional Details

Winemaker: Martin Smith
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Western Cape, mostly Wellington
Age of Vines: 12 years
Irrigation: Supplemental / drip
Soil Type: Ferricrete (Koffieklip) & Glenrosa
Production Volume: 5810 x 750ml
Ageing Potential: 6 to 8 years from vintage

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