Swartland Idelia 2006

Colour: Rich, dark red colour.
Bouquet: Vanilla, with subtle fruits flavours.
Palate: A soft, multi-dimentional wine with coffee, berries and fruit flavours and the well integrated oak complements the palate. Lingering aftertaste with a well balanced tannin structure.

Rich and flavoursome red meat dishes, including ostrich steak and venison.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot, Shiraz ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Concours Mondial, Brussel 2005 - Silver
WINE Magazine SA 2006 - 3 Stars

ageing : Drink now or cellar for 3 - 5 years

in the vineyard : Dryland, mainly bushvine vinyeards, except for the Shiraz. Warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters Pinotage comes from vines situated on southern slopes and about 350m above sealevel. Cabernet Sauvignon comes from bushvines situated mainly on level grounds with a slight South Western slope. Merlot vines are situated mainly on grounds with a South/South Eastern slope. The Shiraz vines are situated in the Darling area, Swartland region.

about the harvest: Handpicked during harvesting season February - March 2003.

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