Kleine Draken Kiddush NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 9.9 %vol
pH - 3.72
RS - 210 g/l
Total Acid - 5.0 g/l
Free SO2 - 35 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl


Type - Red
Style - Sweet
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Clean and mature berry fruit.
Palate: Well-rounded sweet palate with good acid balance.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

All sacramental and festive occasions.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Drip
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Deep Loam
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Hand-picked
Date: First week of February
Yield: 8.5 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85°C and then immediately cooled to 24°C. The mash was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented to 2° Balling. The wine was then pressed sweetened to 210g/l sugar, using cane sugar. The wine was stabilized, filtered and bottled in March 2011.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kleine Draken Kiddush NV Niel Schnoor Cinsaut
Kleine Draken Kiddush NV Jean van Rooyen Pinotage
Kleine Draken Kiddush NV Jean van Rooyen Cabernet Sauvignon
Kleine Draken Kiddush NV Jean van Rooyen Cabernet Sauvignon
Kleine Draken Kiddush 2001 Niel Schnoor


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