Groot Constantia Merlot 1999

A fruity, medium bodied Merlot with multiple berry and chocolate flavours and a soft, lingering aftertaste.
Serving Suggestion: Grilled Tuna, calf liver, Karoo lamb and mutton. Veal Blanquette.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Boela Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  

ageing : It is ready for immediate consumption but has excellent maturation potential for up to four years.

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean - Wonderful cool breezes coming from the Indian Ocean as well as the Atlantic Ocean. With an average rainfall of 1100 mm per annum. Although the weather this year was much cooler compared to last year.

Soil Type: Glenrosa

in the cellar : Fermented dry on the skins, 10 months in 300 litre barrels 80% new and 20% in French Oak 2nd fill barrels.

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