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Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2018

South Africa, Stellenbosch
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Aaldering Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2016
Aaldering Estate Noble Late Harvest 2016
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Gert-Jan Posthuma
Export / Sales Manager, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines

Description

An elegant blend with cedar, liquorice and cassis on the nose supported by a complex, well-rounded tannin structure. The 2016 harvest experienced moderate rainfall and beautiful cool weather in the winter of 2015. These perfect conditions allowed for perfect rest conditions for the vines. These grapes were harvested over three consecutive days and from two different vineyards. Both cultivars were vinified separately, receiving different treatments according to grapes phenolic profile. Pump overs occurred 4 times throughout a 24 hour period. Natural malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wines were then aged separately in 225 liter French oak barrels (Barrique Bordelaise) for 24 months.

Awards

4.1 pts Vivino Wine Rating

Certifications

VegetarianVegan

Alcohol

14.0%

Analytical data

dry

3.1 g/l residual sugar
5.5 g/l acidity
3.49 pH

Aromas

Aroma intensity: intense
Fruit: moderate
Floral: restrained
Spice: moderate
Wood: restrained

Taste

Body: full
Tannins: soft

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