Eikendal Cuvee Rouge 2011

The Eikendal Rouge is an easy drinking, red wine with a lively cherry, berry and mint bouquet on the nose, and flavours of red and black berries on the palate. Careful blending has created a wine with soft tannins, and a pleasing finish.

Enjoy this wine with good friends around a fire, with light Italian dishes such as Spaghetti Bolognese, or a cured meat platter. Serving Temperature: 18oC – 20oC in big, red wine glasses.

variety : Merlot [ 69% Shiraz, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 5.7 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : The Rouge 2011 has been produced in a style to enjoy right now, but can be stored away for a year or two.

about the harvest: The grapes varieties were picked separately at ripeness levels between 23oB and 25oB during the later part of February.

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