Graham Beck The Game Reserve Merlot 2010

Fresh cassis, black plums, violets and fruitcake aromas on the nose. Succulent berry fruits and plum pudding nuances supported by spice and cedar wood flavours on the palate. A medium structured wine with elegant ripe tannins on the finish.

Sublime with steak, hearty casseroles, roast chicken or lamb shanks.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.46 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Selected Merlot vineyards from the Franschhoek estate planted on deep sloping Table Mountain Sandstone and from the Stellenbosch estate planted on decomposed granite soils.

The Cape Clawless Otter
The Cape clawless otter (Anonyx capensis) is the larger of the two species found on the African continent. Humans are the most significant threat to this species with degraded river systems and overfishing posing a far greater threat than hunting. Fortunately through the diligent restoration of the Vink River which runs through the Graham Beck Private Nature Reserve we've successfully been able to provide a safe habitat for this remarkable creature, encouraging a healthy re-population and providing regular sightings along the river banks.

about the harvest: Handpicked at optimum ripeness at 25 - 26°B in the last week of February from our Franschhoek vineyards and the second week of March from our Stellenbosch vineyard.

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