Bergsig Ruby Cabernet/Merlot 1999

Deep ruby red wine with cherry and plum flavours. Medium bodied with soft tannins and integrated oak flavours.


variety : Ruby Cabernet | Ruby Cabernet
winery : Bergsig Estate
winemaker : De Wet Lategan
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 12,56 % vol  rs : 2,22 g/l  pH : 3,58  ta : 6,09 g/l  
type : Red  

in the cellar : Picked of full ripeness 23 - 24ºB. Pumped over during fermentation. Temperature of fermentation ±25ºC. Partially woodmatured. 100%Malolactic fermented. 75/25 blend.

Soil type:
Ruby Cabernet: Hutton/Swartland
Merlot: Clovelly

Age of vines:
Ruby Cabernet: 9-15 years
Merlot: 8 years

Trellising:
Ruby Cabernet: 5 Wire Perold
Merlot: 5 Wire Perold

Pruning:
Ruby Cabernet: ±20 Buds per meter
Merlot: ±20 Buds/vine

Harvested:
Ruby Cabernet: 3 March 1999
Merlot: 24 February 1999

Yield:
Ruby Cabernet: 10 - 14 t/ha
Merlot: 12 t/ha

Rootstock:
Ruby Cabernet: Richter 99/Richter 110
Merlot: Richter 99

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