Overgaauw Merlot 2000

Overgaauw Merlot was the first wine of this variety bottled in South Africa. A ruby tinted, soft structured wood matured red wine with strawberry/raspberry aromas. A touch of Cabernet Sauvignon was blended to the Merlot to give a warmer palate. With bottle maturation its velvety character will improve even further.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.6 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The wine will benefit by three years bottle maturation - Ageing potential - 5 years from vintage(2005)

in the vineyard : The vineyards are 19 years old.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in February 2000 at 25.5º Balling
Yield per hectare - 11 tons.

in the cellar : 14-21 days skin contact.
Matured in 2nd fill 225L barrels.
Bottled in Sept 2001.

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