Bonnievale Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2002

It is a medium-bodied, slightly wooded wine with lots of berry flavours.

Serve with game and casserole dishes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot.
winery : Bonnievale Wines
winemaker : Henk Wentzel
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : dry g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.0 g/l  va : <0.85 g/l  so2 : <125 mg/l  fso2 : 40-45 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Ready to drink now, but will improve up to 2002.

in the vineyard : Supplier: Bonnievale Cellar
Appellation: Robertson
Age of vines: 5 years
Rootstock: Richter 99/110
Trellis system: 3 Wire
Irrigation: Supplementary
Vine density: 2.4 X 1.5
Climate: Semi-Karoo ±250mm rain annualy

in the cellar : Crushing/destemming: Crushed/Destalked
Tanks (type): Stainless steel
Fermentation protocol (vessel, temp, duration): Tank ±30C 10 days
Malolatic (y/n): Y
Lees contact / bottonage: 30 days
Barrel ageing (oak type, % of blend, duration): 30% 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak
Other method of oak maturation (chips ect): 70% staves
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Bulk
Stabilisation: Cold

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