Meerlust Rubicon 2001
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Giorgio Dalla Cia
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 2.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Seal of Approval
Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Gold (Médaille d'or) with 89 points out of 100
Tasting Notes
Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Gold (Medaille d'or) with 89 points out of 100
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 - Seal of Approval
Ultra dark, intense, opaque & concentrated. Very youthful with cerise rim. Exuberant cassis fruit on the nose, black cherry, blackcurrant & nettle-bush followed by cigar box, red earth & hints of minerality. The wine is full bodied with a concentrated fruit core wrapped by lush, sleek tannins and an earthy minerality. Refreshingly dry on the finish, the wine has a prolonged pleasant aftertaste.
Ageing Potential
15 - 20 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
Blend Information
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestions
Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Serve ideally at 18°C - 20°C.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

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