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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 2000
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ernst Gouws
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 2.7 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
Selected by the Wine-of-the-Month Club
Tasting Notes
The wine's youth and accessibility come through in a brilliant, deep ruby colour, introducing a style that is medium-bodied. 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. Bold, but accessible. Enjoy with Potroast Guineafowl.
Ageing Potential
Should mature well for another 6 to 7 years.
Blend Information
Merlot
In The Vineyard
Hoopenburg is located at the foot of Simonsberg Mountain, in the Muldersvlei area near Stellenbosch. The area has a fairly moderate climate, with rainy, cold winters and hot, dry summers. The average rainfall is 600 mm per annum. The soil is sandy and well drained.

Merlot is the variety with the biggest planting on Hoopenburg. A total of 12,42 hectare was planted between 1993 and 1999. The vines are not trellised and generally not irrigated.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested manually in small crates at full ripeness.
In The Cellar
The must fermented dry on the skins, malolactic fermentation was completed and the wine was left in the tank to settle. The wine was then transferred to new and second-fill French oak barrels to mature for ten months.

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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R101 Old Paarl Road Muldersvlei Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa