Groot Constantia Merlot 2000

Medium bodied Merlot with wonderful blackberry and chocolate flavours with a slight sweetness on the palate. Good tannin structure and ageing potential.
Serving suggestion: Grilled tuna, calf liver, Karoo lamb and mutton. Veal Blanquette


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Boela Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.72 g/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Silver

ageing : It is ready for immediate consumption but has excellent maturation potential for up to four years.

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean - Wonderful cool breezes coming from the Indian Ocean as well as the Atlantic Ocean. With an average rainfall of 1100 mm per annum. Although the weather this year was much cooler compared to last year.

Soil type: Glenrosa

in the cellar : Fermented dry on the skins, 15 months in 300 litre barrels 30% New French Oak and the remaining is in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

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