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Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2001

Sold Out - 2003 Vintage to be released mid July
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold

The flagship of the Estate.

Rich warm plumy red with bright crimson rim, youthful with fruit aromas, fruitcake, some blackcurrant red cherries, complemented by a touch of chocolate, well structured wine with ripe tannins to match, woven deep into the texture of the wine. Harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 65% and Merlot 35%.

Rump steak, or kudu in fillet in red wine, or sirloin steak with tangy mustard sauce.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot
winemaker : Boela Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.13 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded

AWARDS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004 - Bronze
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold
in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean - Wonderful cool breezes coming from the Atlantic Ocean. With an average rainfall of 1100 mm per annum.
Soil Type: Glenrosa, Cartref and Westleigh.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24.5 - 25º Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes earmarked for this blend were treated with special care in the cellar. The Cabernet Sauvignon was on the skins for 28 days and the Merlot for 14-18 days. Matured for 18 months in small new Merlot oak 225 litre barrels.

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