L Avenir L'Ami Simon 1997

Ripe blackberry with tobacco and green pepper nose. Judicious oaking enhances the soft fruity character of the Merlot. Soft, ripe tannins, typical of the vintage, give a long smooth aftertaste.


variety : Merlot | 58% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Francois Naude
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.56 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.5 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Glenrosa
Irrigation: Dry land
Age of vines: 9 - 32 years

about the harvest: Yield: 5 - 10 tonnes/ha
The Merlot was harvested on 28 February 1997 and the Cabernet Sauvignon on 18 March 1997.

in the cellar : Matured for 1 year in small French oak barrels, before bottling via a course filtration.

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