Simonsvlei Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2002

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
The blend is a well rounded, medium-bodied wine, with typical Cabernet characters. Cigarbox and lots of berries on the nose and palate. Both wines were put on wood for about 9 months. Merlot gives nice soft finish. Serve with your favourite red meat dish – how about a nice oxtail stew, a spicy chicken dish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
winemaker : Eugéne van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.47 g/l  pH : 3.85  ta : 5.30 g/l  va : 0.36 g/l  so2 : 89 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
2002 Vintage - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
2001 Vintage - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2002 - Silver
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Age of vines: Varies from 8 - 15 years
Rootstock: Richter 99 / 110
Soil:: Varies
Trellis System: Perold & bush vine
Irrigation: Supplementary

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand from mid February
Yield: 8-12 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Crush & destalk
Tanks: Stainless steel
Fermentation: 5 Days on skins
Barrel ageing: Both the Cabernet and Merlot was put on wood for about 9 months.
Maloactic: 100%
Fining: Eggwhite
Filtration: Kieselghur & sheet
Stabilisation: -5°C for 4 days

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