Bellevue Malbec 2000

Intense ruby colour. An upfront, intense nose, ripe berries, brambles, eucalyptus. A ripe rich wine with a long clean finish. Soft tannins makes it easy to drink.


variety : Malbec [ 100% Malbec ]
winery : Bellevue Estate
winemaker : Dirkie Morkel & Francois van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.87  ta : 4.5 g/l  va : 0.44 g/l  so2 : 120 mg/l  fso2 : 56 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine will mature very well in the bottles for at least another 5 years.

in the vineyard : Climate: A good vintage. Dry, mild winter followed by a hot dry summer. Grapes were very healthy, and ripened rapidly.
Soil: Westleigh
Trellising: Untrellised
Age of the vines: 6 years old

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 24ยบ Balling.
Yield: 10 tons per hectare

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