Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2000

Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2000

Ripe, juicy berry fruit layered with vanilla. The firm supple tannin structure, backed by liquorice, rhubarb wild berry flavour, will complement any red meat dishes.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.85 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 5.11 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

3½ Stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2002
87 Points – Wine Spectator (December 2001)
“Best Buy” – Mondial of Wine and Spirits
Awarded GOLD by Denmark’s BT Newspaper

ageing : 3-6 years.

in the vineyard : Situation: South West Slopes of Simonsberg Mountain
Vineyard distance from the sea: 25km
Vineyard Altitude: 250-350m
Soil type: Hutton (Decomposed Granite)
Rootstock: Richter 99 + 110
Ages of vines: 6-10 years
Trellising: All vertically shoot-positioned
Pruning: 2 node spur pruning

about the harvest: The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvest the 2nd week of March 2000, and the Merlot was harvested the 4th week of February 2000.
Yield: 7 tons/hectare average

in the cellar : Closed tank fermentation with regular oxidative pumpovers (3 times per day at 25-28ºC max.) Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Regular racking, 15 months barrel maturation (American oak 20% new)

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