Middelvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Middelvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Veritas 2005 - Silver
Appearance: Deep ruby-red.
Nose: Intense dark cherry and blackberry flavours.
Palate: Medium-bodied, luscious fruit and subtle tannins with a lingering aftertaste.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Middelvlei Wines
winemaker : Tinnie Momberg
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.23 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas 2005 - Silver

in the vineyard : The grapes for this wine were derived from a 24 hectare vineyard, planted in 1977 and 1990 at 3 704 vines per hectare, and at an altitude of 160 m above sea-level. The vines, planted on a west-facing slope, are trellised in order to keep the grapes cool and healthy. The rainfall during the winter before the vintage, as well as the growing season (September – December) was lower than the long term figures. The annual rainfall was 727 mm for the 2002/2003 season compared to the long-term annual average of 700 mm.

about the harvest: The harvest took place on 20 March 2003. The grapes were picked by hand - at an average sugar level of 24° Balling - and placed in small baskets to prevent bruising.

in the cellar : In the cellar, the juice was given 6 days’ skin contact in open tanks. It was inoculated with yeast type WE 372 and left to ferment at 26°C. Secondary malolactic fermentation was completed on 29 April 2003. The wine was matured in French oak for 22 months.

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