Van Loveren Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Beautiful aromas of Cigar box, dark chocolate, eucalyptus and mint, together with the smoothness of the Merlot ensure a complex full bodied red.

Lamb with rosemary and garlic, venison, turkey, Irish stew, rare roast beef or roast chicken.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot ]
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.88 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.67 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 2-3 years

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 12 Years old
Soils: Well drained alluvial sandy soil, Karoo
Trellising: 4 Wire Perold System
Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Hand harvest at night at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Fermented on the skins for 7 days, followed by 15 months maturation in 100% French Oak barrels.
A powerful blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The wine gained elegant Christmas pudding and tobacco notes from 15 months maturation in 100% French Oak barrels.

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