Graham Beck Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2003

Rich plummy aroma and ripe full flavours on the palate. Red berry flavours with hints of tobacco and violets. Long elegant finish.

Good accompaniment with red meat dishes, rich pasta and ripe cheeses.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 2.75 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.95 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Merlot vineyards from the Franschhoek estate planted on deep sloping granite soils. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards from our Robertson Estate planted on coarse shale soils at the foot of the Rooiberg mountain and deep red Karoo soils.

about the harvest: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from our Robertson vineyards picked at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Fermented on the skins until dry. Stainless Steel for malolactic fermentation. 12 Months maturation in 2nd fill French oak at Robertson cellar. Merlot from our Franschhoek vineyards was fermented on the skins until dry and racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in 3rd fill barrels at Franschhoek cellar. After maturation the 2 varietals from the different cellars were cross blended for bottling.

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