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Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes

In this classically styled blended wine, the flavors of blueberry, plum and cassis are prominent, enhanced by toffee undertones. The wine is full-bodied, with a firm tannin structure. An attractive garnet-red hue adds to the attraction.

Blend Information
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
In The Vineyard
The total production of this wine comes solely from the bush vines on Hoopenburg's 35 hactare 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 months in French oak barrels. A minimal filtration was done before being bottled.

Other Vintages
Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Neil Hawkins Merlot
Hoopenburg The Guru Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Neil Hawkins Merlot

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