premier cabernet sauvignon/merlot

 

Cab Merlot NV (L)

A medium-bodied blend. Mulberry, mineral and mint flavours on the nose. The Cabernet Sauvignon is rounded off by the softer Merlot. Excellent balance of fruit and wood. Enjoy with chicken, pasta and red meat dishes. Great on its own.

 

Tasting Notes

A very popular wooded medium-bodied blend. Mulberry, mineral and mint flavours on the nose. Excellent balance of fruit and wood vanilla. 

 

Enjoy With

 Pasta, moussaka, chicken, red meat salads, or smoked seafood.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas. Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

Eastern and North Eastern facing vineyards. All vineyards are trellise, 5- wire Perold system. Basic canopy- and crop management with supplemented irrigation. Harvest date for the two cultivars are mid-February to end of March.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 8 – 10 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 24,5 – 26,0 °B 

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins 7 – 12 days, after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. 6 – 9 months on European Oak. Thereafter it is filtered and stabilized.

 

Blend Information

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14,11% Vol
pH 3.57
Residual Sugar 4.5 g/l
Total Acid 5.61 g/l
Volatile Acid 0,51 g/l
S02 47 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry
Taste Fragrant