Stark-Condé

Cabernet Sauvignon

2019
Stellenbosch
South Africa
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SHTARK CON-day Kah-ber-NAY So-veen-YONG
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
$24
Flavors & Quality
Black Currant Black Currant
Tobacco Tobacco
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Why this wine made the cut…
In a world where most Cabernet is a powerhouse, the wine revels in its elegance.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Ca-ber-NAY So-vee-NYON
Cabernet Sauvignon origins are from the Gironde in southwest France, but is now planted across the world in climates that accommodate this late ripening grape. It is the dominant grape in wines made in Bordeaux’s Médoc and Graves regions. This small, thick-skinned grape, produces darkly colored wine, high in tannin and relatively high in acidity with hallmark aromas of blackcurrant and can stylistically change from austere in its youth to lush depending on the region, and winemaking style.
Country / State
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Producer
Stark-Condé
Winemaker(s)
David Finlayson
Vintage
2019
Total Production
200,000 bottles
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Stark-Condé

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Originally raised in Stellenbosch, Hans Schroder attended university in Japan where he met his wife, Midori. They lived in Japan for 25 years raising 3 children before returning to South Africa post-Apartheid to purchase a 240 Hectare estate in Jonkershoek. Later, joined by their daughter Marie and her husband José, they launched Stark-Condé Wines in 1998.

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This family run winery has vineyards of decomposed granite and clay that span 500-2000 feet above sea level with terroir that offers distinctly different characteristics for the resultant wines. 

The cabernet of Stark-Condé is defined less by power and more by restraint with medium body and structure that speaks to the high altitude vineyards. 

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