Groot Constantia Merlot Shiraz 2001

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A blend of noble varietals, Merlot 60% snd 40% Shiraz. Deep plum colour with delicious cocoa/coffee bouquet with inviting black cherry as well as a combination of smoked bacon kips and pepper aromas. The wine is prepared in a medium to full bodied style and the blending has been done afer maturation.
Serving suggestions: Oxtail potjie, lamb knuckles with garlic and lentils, leg of venison studded with bacon.

variety : Merlot [ 60% Merlot, 40% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Boela Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.57 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Mediterranean - Wonderful cool breezes coming from the Atlantic Ocean. With an average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
Soil type: Avalon, Clovelly and Glenrosa.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24-25º Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented dry on the skins separately and there after aged in small French oak barrels for 12 months 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

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