Meerlust Rubicon 2000

Meerlust Rubicon 2000

Swiss International Air Line awards 2005 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Gold
Best in Class Silver - International Wine and Spirits Competition ( IWCS ) 2005
Deep purple ink colour. A spicy tobacco leaf and cigar box bouquet. Firm tannins, youthful palate. The wine is well-balanced and has good ageing potential.

Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Serve at 18 - 20°C.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Meerlust Estate
winemaker : Giorgio dalla Cia
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Swiss International Air Line awards 2005 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Gold
Best in Class Silver - International Wine and Spirits Competition ( IWCS ) 2005

ageing : 15 - 20 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

in the cellar : The different cultivars were fermented separately in steel tanks for 10 days. After malolactic fermentation the wines were blended and matured in Nevers barriques for 24 months. 80% new wood and 20% second fill. After bottling, the wine was further matured for 24 months before release.

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