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Delaire Merlot 2000

89/100 Wine Spectator 2002 October
Veritas 2002 - Gold
The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Bronze
The South African Wine Trophy Show 2002 - Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2002 - Commended
John Platter - 4 star

A wine with a fruit-packed bouquet and an enticing palate of morello cherries and cinnamon, characterizes this flagship Merlot made only in exceptional years. This wine shows complex layering of spice and soft ripeness.

Roast Beef or Rich Pasta

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : .
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.24 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.22 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Gold
The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Bronze
The South African Wine Trophy Show 2002 - Bronze
John Platter - 4 star
International Wine Challenge 2002 - Commended
89/100 Wine Spectator 2002 October

ageing : Accessible now, but will benefit with up to 12 years cellaring.

in the vineyard : Made from old, slow ripening vines, which catch the soft morning light and afternoon shade.

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 on the 6th April 2002.

in the cellar : Matured for 18 months in 100% New French Oak. Fermented at 30ºC, 5 days pre ferment cold soak, pressed when dry. Neither filtered or fined. Sediment may occur with ageing.

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