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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 - Winemakers Selection
Technical Analysis
: Ernst Gouws
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.12 %vol
pH : 3.30
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.00 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Type : Red

Tasting Notes
Ruby in colour, this medium-bodied wine has herbaceous, herbal scents mixed with fresh, tart redberry fruit aromas. Firm acidity and spicy wood flavours on a sweet fruit base and a dry finish recommend a partnership with food. Try with traditional South African Frikkadelle and Roast Quail with a berry sauce.
Blend Information
In The Vineyard
Hoopenburg is situated in the Muldersvlei area near Stellenbosch, at the foot of Simonsberg Mountain. The climate is consistently moderate with sunny days, cooling winds in the afternoons and cool nights. The gentle slope is well drained and the sandy soil rich with clay and limestone. These vineyards were planted in 1993 after specialised soil analysis. To restrict yield and concentrate flavours, the vines were not trellised.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested manually in small crates at full ripeness.

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