Niel Joubert Christine-Marié 2001

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold
Ripe plums, dark cherries, cassis, mingle with sweet, spicy oak on the nose. Soft and ripe fruited mouth with well tuned tannins. All very accessible at this early age yet has lots of development to come. Flows with elegance, great balance, easy frame work. Fine, supple tannins.

Great wine for fine food.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot ]
winemaker : Ernie Leicht
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Age of Vines: 5-10 years
Slope and Aspect: Slopes of Simonsberg
Soil: Hutton
Trellis type:  None – bush vines
Yield:  5-7 tons per hectare
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Pruning: 2 arms cordon 4 spurs per arm

about the harvest: Date: 17th March 2001
Method: Hand harvested
Ripeness: 25.0º Balling

in the cellar : Fermentation (white wines): N/a
Skin contact: 7 days Barrel maturation 52% Cabernet Sauvignon – French Oak 48% Merlot – French Oak

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