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Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Neil Hawkins
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 1.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.44 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
Nose: Delicate berries and strawberry nose.
Palate: A medium bodied palate followed with round, soft but firm lingering tannins. It is great with meat or pasta dishes and delicious with a crab curry.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
The total production of this wine comes solely from the bush vines on Hoopenburg’s 35 ha farm.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested by hand earlier this year into small 20kg cases. The grapes were then transported in the cool of the morning to the Hoopenburg cellar.
In The Cellar
Fermentation lasted ten days in stainless steel tanks. The wine were aged for 12 month in French Oak barrels. A minimal filtration was done before being bottled.

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