Brampton Old Vines Red 2000

Brampton Old Vines Red 2000

Aromas of blackberries and plums follow through to a richly spiced palate, with chocolate and mocha adding complexity to the long finish. A perfect partner for char-grilled meat and Mediterranean dishes.

variety : Merlot [ 54% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.65 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  


Wine of the Month Club Winner (Bordeaux-blend Value Winner)
3½ Stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2002

ageing : 2-3 years.

in the vineyard : Situation: South/West slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain.
Vineyard distance from the sea: 25km
Vineyard Altitude: 250-350m
Soil type: Hutton (Decomposed Granite)
Rootstock: Richter 99 +110
Ages of vines: 7-24 years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: 2 node spur pruning

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in February - March 2000
Yield: 6 tons/hectare average

in the cellar : Aeratively pumped over, 2-3 times daily. Malolactic fermentation in oak. Aged in 2&3 year old barriques for 15 months. A mixture of French & American oak was used.

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