Drostdy Hof Ruby Cabernet 1999

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On the nose the wine displays delightful aromas of blended berries with prominent black, cherry and strawberry flavours. A touch of vanilla and smokiness contribute to the complexity of the wine. On the palate it is medium-bodied with berry flavours and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are soft and the wine has a fruity finish.


variety : Ruby Cabernet [ Ruby Cabernet ]
winemaker : Frans du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.77  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : It is a young wine that could be enjoyed now.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 22 and 23├é┬║Balling during February and March.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice fermented for 5 days on the skins. It was then pressed and fermentation was completed without the skins. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured in third-fill 300 litre barrels for 9 months. All these winemaking practices are used to ensure a good quality wine that is easy to drink at a young age.

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