Delaire Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2000

From low yielding vineyards, two noble varietals harmoniously blended. Intense blackcurrant and minty nose, delicious nutty chocolate flavours and ripe rewarding tannins.

Lamb, Beef and Roast Loin. Can handle strong sauces.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot ]
winemaker : The winemaking team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.38 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

88/100 Wine Spectator 2002 October.

ageing : 4-6 years

in the vineyard : Situation: East Facing
Altitude: 250m
Distance from Sea: 50 km
Soil Type: Hutton
Rootstock: Richter 99
Age of vines: 16 years
Trellising: Vertical shoot Position
Pruning: 2 bud spurs

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in mid March.

in the cellar : A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. These two noble varietals were harmoniously blended. Fermented at 28ºC, pressed when fermentation was completed. The wine spent 12 months in 80% French, 15% Russian and 5% American Oak.

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