Diemersdal Matys Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

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 [ 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.12 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2011 vintage: Double Gold – China Wine Awards 2012
2011 vintage: Silver – Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012
2009 vintage: 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: 9 - 28 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The components were harvested and vinified separately.
Yield: 7 - 9t/ha

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

Maturation:
10 monthsin stainless steel tanks and wood maturation in older 225L French oak barrels.

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