Bergsig The Family Friend 2017

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Flavours of ripe berry and plum with layers of creamy vanilla, nuts and dark chocolate on the palate.

A perfect partner for red meat.

variety : Merlot [ 37% Shiraz, 32% Pinotage, 18% Ruby Cabernet, 13% Merlot ]
winery : Bergsig Estate
winemaker : De Wet Lategan
wine of origin : Breedekloof
analysis : alc : 14.24 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Mediterranean climate with ± 980mm rainfall per year. The Estate is located in the upper slopes of the Breede River Valley at 240 - 350m above sea level. Winters are cold with snow until late in Spring. Temperatures during Spring are low resulting in slower ripening. Harvest usually starts 2 - 3 weeks later than other wine areas. Significant temperature variation with warm days ensures good sugar development while the drop in temperature at night preserves the balance of natural acids in the grapes. The soil is defined by a major geological fault, the Worcester Fault, which runs through the valley. Hills are composed of weathered sandstone and the valley floor is sedimented by a diversity of soil parent materials

in the cellar : This is a Cape Blend made in a soft, easy drinking style. A unique combination of 37% Shiraz, 32% Pinotage 18% Ruby Cabernet and 13% Merlot.

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