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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 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Neil Hawkins
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.17
RS : 1.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
Nose - Delicate berries and chocolate, with wafts of perfume and flowers.
Palate - A medium bodied palate followed with round, but firm lingering tannins.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
It is great with meat or pasta dishes and delicious with a crab curry.
In The Vineyard
The total production of this wine comes solely from the eleven year old bush vines on Hoopenburg’s 35 ha farm.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested at a modest 240 balling.
In The Cellar
The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. Fermentation lasted sixteen days in stainless steel tanks, pressing occurred on day seventeen, with the wine ageing for twenty months in French Oak barrels (20% new). A minimal filtration was done before being bottled.

Other Vintages
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2018 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2017 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2017 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2016 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2015 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot - 2014 Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2011 - Bush Vine Helanie Olivier Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2010 - Bush Vine Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2009 Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2002 Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2001 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 2000 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 - Winemakers Selection Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot
Hoopenburg Merlot 1999 Ernst Gouws Merlot

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