D'Vine Cabernet / Merlot 2010

9Colour: Rich ruby red colour

Bouquet: Fruit driven with inviting dark red berry flavours on the nose.

Palate: This easy drinking red blend has a lovely balance between the fruity flavours of the Merlot and the dark berry characters of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy with a variety of meats like veal, “braai vleis”, Italian-style sausages and roast lamb with rosemary. Also try fish like salmon and tuna, and dishes with mushrooms and berries.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 50% Cabernet Sauvignon; 50% MErlot ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.34 % vol  rs : 335 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.23 g/l  va : 0.44 g/l  so2 : 101 mg/l  fso2 : 43 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Shelf-life: 18 months.

in the vineyard : Vintage Conditions: Temperate weather conditions and a Mediterranean climate. Limited irrigation, mainly dry l;and bush vine vineyards.

in the cellar : Fermentation: Time, Temp and Method
Grapes crushed and fermented on the skins between 25 - 28°C for at least 3 days. Pressed in a tank press and fermented dry in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is also finished soon after, and wine is cleaned and stored.

Post Blending: Treatment
Different tanks are tasted, blended, filtered and stored in stainless steel till bottling.

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