South African Wine
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
  • McGregor Winery
McGregor Winery
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McGregor Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

McGregor Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Price per bottle: R44.00


VINTAGE:
2015
APPELLATION: McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.)
VINEYARD DETAIL: Both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards are trellised and planted on red Karoo-soil.  Controlled irrigation and optimum viticulture practices implemented to deliver good quality grapes.
HARVEST INFORMATION:
Date:

Cabernet - Late March

Merlot - Middle February

Sugar:

Cabernet  24,8 °B

Merlot     24,3 °B

Type:

Cabernet - Hand / Machine

Merlot - Hand / Machine

pH:

Cabernet - 3.54

Merlot - 3.51

Yield:

Cabernet - 12 Ton / Ha  ; 

Merlot -  8 Ton / Ha  ;  2,4 kg / vine

T.A:

Cabernet 5,6 g/l

Merlot 5,8 g /l

VINIFICATION: Destemmed and crushed before the addition of tartaric acid and the initiating of alcoholic fermentation.  Regular pump overs for extraction of colour was done.  After malolactic fermentation the Merlot was oak matured for 4 months before final blending with Cabernet Sauvignon.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:
Alc.: 14.01 %VOL Total Extract: 33.20 g/l
R.S.: 4.8 g/l Free SO2: 38 mg/l
T.A.: 6.1 g/l Total SO2: 86 mg/l
pH: 3.51 V.A.: 0.41 g/l
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: A harmonious blend of these two noble cultivars give ripe berries flavour with undertones of lovely vanilla toasting.  On the aftertaste the sweet berries and vanilla complimented the soft tannins and berry flavour. Lightly wooded for plus/minus 3 months.
SERVED: An ideal companion to red meat dishes.









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