Diemersdal Matys Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

The Matys Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is a popular, modern-style and easy drinking wine that shows aromas of red ripe berries and hints of dark chocolate. It has a medium-bodied feel on the palate with subtle tannins. Spicy undertones complete this well balanced , well defined, fun and fruity wine. This wine will partner any occasion.

An ideal wine for all barbeque dishes as well as roast pork and spicy chicken kebabs.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.61 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
2009: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
in the vineyard : Terroir Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Viticulture
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 7 - 26 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at full phenolic ripeness - the components harvested and vinified separately.
Yield: 7 - 9t/ha

in the cellar : The components were harvested and vinified separately. Fermented in open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 24° - 28° C. Punch-throughs were done every 4 hours and then pressed at 5° B. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks and racked into barrels.

12 months wood maturation in older 225 litre French Oak barrels.

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