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Hoopenburg Pinot Noir stands the test of time
For wine enthusiasts young warm climate Pinot Noirs have a marked depth of flavour but without the acidity of ...
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ernst Gouws
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.39
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
Enjoy with red meat (mutton), duck or game fowl.
Ageing Potential
4 to 6 years
Blend Information
Merlot
In The Cellar
This wines youth and accessibility come through in a brilliant, deep ruby colour, introducing a style that is medium-bodied, with wooding in French oak for just five months. Yet the wine has a great strength of character: distinctive varietal roasted coffee beans, chocolate and rich, ripe fruit, with a hint of herbaceousness on the nose and palate. A firm entry, a slight sweetness on the middle palate and a classic dry finish. Bold, but accessible.

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Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot

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