Wine Neethlingshof, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, 2016
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Reviews of purchase Neethlingshof, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, 2016
Wine ruby red color with purple edges.
Taste wine - medium bodied, with a good tannic structure and abundant berry notes.
Fruity flavor of the wine is made of shades of ripe banana and cinnamon notes of plums and prunes.
Delicious wine with dishes of red meat and rich cheeses.
Monosortovoe wine Neethlingshof, Pinotage is made from grapes from 15-year-old vines grown in the area from the south-eastern exposure. It is located at an altitude of 125 meters above sea level and has a deep red soil. The grapes are harvested by hand in mid-February, the yield of 6 tons per hectare. Fermentation in rotating steel tanks at a temperature of 25-28 ° C lasts for six days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured for 14 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels, of which 43% were new. The wine is ready to drink now, but also capable of storing for more than five years.
In the heart of the valley of the Cape in South Africa is Nitlingskhof winery, which many rightly considered the leader of South Africa's wine production, and as evidence of this - the title of "Best winery of South Africa", which was received at the prestigious international contest «Wine & Spirit Competition» 2002 in London. Neethlingshof Estate Winery was founded more than 300 years ago one of the first settlers from Germany. Then it was called "De Wolvendans" ("Dance of the Wolves"). Soon, by the end of the 1820s the farm acquired Johannes Henoch Neethling, at the same time the name was changed to Neethlingshof.
Currently, the estate covers an area of 273 Neethlingshof hectares, most of which are reserved for the vineyards. Temperate climate areas very close to the Mediterranean. Sufficient accumulation of sugar in the grapes help abundance of sunshine and long summer. Cool sea breezes that mitigate the impact of the summer heat of the vineyards, and wet mild winters (average temperature 0-10 degrees Celsius) create ideal conditions for winemaking in the region. Wine can not be obtained "overripe" too "a jam" or too sweet.