Meerlust Red 2009

Meerlust Red 2009

The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting aftertaste.

Complements: Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheeseIdeally served at 18°C - 20°C.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Meerlust Estate
winemaker : Chris Williams
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 8 years from vintage date

in the vineyard : Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

The Meerlust Red 2009 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. All the vineyards were green harvested during veraison to reduce yield, increase concentration, tannin ripeness and fruit definition.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked.

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