Stellekaya is a privately owned boutique red wine producer located in the heart of the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Stellekaya focuses on producing wines from noble red varietals that typify the Stellenbosch terroir and meet international super-premium quality standards.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is inspired by the brightest star in Scorpios, Antares, a “giant red” which forms the heart of the scorpion.
Hand harvested from a cool-climate, granite-rich region of Stellenbosch, the fruit was cooled on arrival and a cold maceratied to capture fruit flavors prior to fermentation. Production was made using the traditional “pigeage” punch down method in open fermentation bins. This wine receives 34 months of French Oak maturation (40% new oak), was bottled in March 2014, and bottle aged one year before release. Only 445 cases produced.
This wine can be aged for 8 to 10 years.