Devon Hill Bluebird 2001

John Platter Wine Guide 2003 - ****
Veritas 2002 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
2000 Vintage: Veritas 2001 - Double Gold
Wine Magazine (SA), November 2002 - ***
Wine Magazine (SA), December 2002 - ***
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Bronze
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
A big, complex wine with spicy, cassis and choc tones, ripe fruit flavours and a lingering finish.

Delicious with beef roasts, oxtail & creamy pasta dishes.

variety : Merlot | 58% Merlot, 17% Pinotage, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Theo Brink
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 13.85 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
John Platter Wine Guide 2003 - ****
Veritas 2002 - Silver
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
2000 Vintage: Veritas 2001 - Double Gold
Wine Magazine (SA), November 2002 - ***
Wine Magazine (SA), December 2002 - ***
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Bronze
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
in the vineyard : As the Valley lies less than 20 km from the False Bay coast it is greatly affected by the cool south sea breezes, which prevail in the summer months. Winter brings on the moisture-laden northwest winds, which result in most of the Valley’s 750 mm of annual rainfall.
Soil: Deep red, Hutton, Clovelly soils
Trellising: Hedged (Perold system)

about the harvest: Hand selected grapes were harvested at 24° Balling.
Yield: 4 – 6 tons / ha

in the cellar : Fermentation took place at 28°C, with frequent pump-over until dry. After malolactic fermentation, the wine had two rackings before it was matured in French & American oak barrels for 12 months. Only the best barrels were selected for the blending of Merlot (73%), Pinotage (17%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

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