Theatre of Wine Erasmus - Den Deen 2012

Theatre of Wine Erasmus - Den Deen 2012

Dark ruby red rim indicates youth. An elegant complex wine with cassis, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, dried herb, cinnamon and hints of leather and cigar aromas; sweet cranberry, cherry and chocolate flavours creates a richness which makes this a Delicious wine in a lighter style where the red fruit aromas dominate and the oak creates the basis for the fruit to express itself.

variety : Merlot [ 40% Merlot, 30% Pinotage, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Petit Verdot 8% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Bertus Fourie
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.29 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The merlot, cabernet sauvignon and pinotage are planted in Tukulu type soil which has a high potential, runs deep, is well-drained soil and has no physical limitations. Clay content of the top soil is about 15% with a 20% fraction of fine gravel. The effective depth of the soil is 80cm and no drainage is required.

about the harvest: All the grapes from the individual cultivars were harvested optimally ripe during the end of January through to mid March.

in the cellar : We try to reflect the individuality of each cultivar during processing and use predominantly free run for the varietal wines and the blend. All components were matured for approximately 15 months with 40 - 60% new French oak.

Production: 7 500 bottles

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