Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot 2010

Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot 2010

Nose: Delicate berries and strawberry nose.
Palate: A medium bodied palate followed with round, soft but firm lingering tannins. It is great with meat or pasta dishes and delicious with a crab curry.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Neil Hawkins
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.0 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.5 g/l  va : 0.44 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The total production of this wine comes solely from the bush vines on Hoopenburg’s 35 ha farm.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand earlier this year into small 20kg cases. The grapes were then transported in the cool of the morning to the Hoopenburg cellar.

in the cellar : Fermentation lasted ten days in stainless steel tanks. The wine were aged for 12 month in French Oak barrels. A minimal filtration was done before being bottled.