Cornelius

Merlot-Cabernet 2017

  • Tasting notes

    Deep red in colour; with a bouquet of ripe berry fruit, cassis and a hint of well integrated oak; black cherries and spices on the palate, underpinned by assertive but supple tannins; full-bodied, fine balanced, rich and long.

    Cellaring potential: 10-15 years.

  • Food Combination

    Superb with rare roast beef and all the trimmings, rich casseroles, game and mature cheeses.

    Serve cool: 16° C.

  • Grape Variety
    80% Merlot – 20% Cabernet from 15-20 year-old espalier-trained vineyards with 5.000 vines per hectare.
  • Location

    Vineyards at an altitude of 250-430 m a.s.l.; south-west facing site morainal and alluvial soils with eroded porphyry.

  • Yielding
    40 hl/ha
  • Wine Making

    The fermentation takes place with the crushed grapes and is followed by a skin-maceration for a further 7-10 days. The wine is then transferred into oak barriques where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. In the spring the two grape-varieties are blended in together and the final blend is racked into small oak casks where it refines for 14 months. The wine is then lightly filtered, bottled and aged in bottled for a further year before release.

  • Analytical Data
    Alcohol: 13,5% Vol
    Total acidity: 5,0 g/l
    Sugar-free dry extract: 29,6 g/l
    Residual sugar: 2,8 g/l
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Selections / Cornelius Merlot-Cabernet 2017
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