Helderberg Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Deep ruby red. Intense aromas of black cherry and red berries. Good structure and ripe berry fruit flavours. Soft tannins and a long lingering finish. Suitable for all occasions. A smooth wine to compliment any meat dish and specifically to be enjoyed with a platter of cold meat selection of ham, salami, spiced beef, silverside and pickled vegetables.


variety : Merlot | 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : 
winemaker : Our Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.04 g/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Harvested form specially selected Helderberg region vineyards.

about the harvest: The Merlot has an average yield of 9 tonnes per hectare and the Cabernet Sauvignon 7 tonnes per hectare. The Merlot was harvested in beginning March at 23ºB and the Cabernet Sauvignon in middle March at 23.5°B and higher.

in the cellar : Fermented with selected imported yeast at 25°C and pressed before dryness (2-3°B) to retain softness.

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