Laborie Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. A complex, well-balanced red wine with typical minty, pepper and berry flavours resulting from the two varietals complementing each other. An easy-drinking wine with a soft finish. Serve with game and other red meat.


variety : Merlot | Blend
winery : Laborie Wines
winemaker : Gideon Theron
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 12.43 % vol  rs : 1.56 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.56 g/l  

in the cellar : Soil
Weathered granite and clovelly from Paarl Moutains.

Vinification
Grapes were harvested at 23,4°B and fermented dry on the skins. Underwent malolactic fermentation. Three rackings were done, after which the wine was matured in 300-litre French oak barrels for twelve months. Minimum filtration was done to protect the typical varietal character.

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