Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

C lassic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.

Key ingredients

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Food Pairing

The bold nature of this Cabernet Sauvignon ideally lends itself to red meat, big and bold Rib eye or Venison.

Experience the Essence: Indulge in Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 

Bottle Analysis

Wine of Origin: Paarl
Extract: 38.5 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Number of Bottles: 6 705
Alcohol: 14.0 %
TA:  6.0 g
pH: 3.89
Total SO2: 87 mg/l
Release: 2023


  • The bunches were destemmed onto the sorting table with moderate crushing retaining a whole berry component of 30% in the fermenter. All stalks were removed.

  • The mash was then cold soaked overnight at 12 degrees Celsius for colour extraction.

  • Fermentation, using a specific commercial yeast strain, was done in open stainless-steel fermenters at 24-28 degrees Celsius and the ferment lasted 7 days.

  • Gentle pumpovers were applied 3-4 times daily to extract flavour and tannins for structure.

  • The mash was pressed immediately after primary fermentation was completed.

  • The wine was then gravity fed to 225l barrels for secondary or Malo-lactic fermentation.

  • Maturation in 31% new, 45% second fill and 24% third fill French oak barrels lasted for 16 months and the wine was then lightly filtered prior to bottling.