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Hoopenburg Merlot 2011 - Bush Vine
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Helanie Olivier
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.48
RS : 1.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Tasting Notes
Nose: Abundance of red fruit. Palate: A well rounded wine with soft yet 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 grapes for this wine came 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, and then crushed and de-stemmed.

In The Cellar
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

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