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Morgenster Lourens River Valley 1999
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Marius Lategan
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 12.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : <1.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Platter Guide 2002: 4½ stars
Tasting Notes
Colour: Distinctive, intense ruby colour.
Nose: A savoury bouquet backed by spicy, vanilla nuances.
Palate: Hints of citrus and tea are complimented by cherry and rich red berry flavours that carry through from the nose to the palate.
Blend Information
62% Merlot, 38% Carbernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
The accessibility of this wine makes pairing with food an adventure - try olive pastes on bruschetta, lightly smoked meats, venison, game birds, and ripe cheeses.
In The Vineyard
Near perfect ripening conditions meant fat, alcoholic reds with superb tannin structure.

Vineyards: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward.
In The Cellar
100% of the individual components spent 15 months in french oak. The wine once bottled was allowed for a further 7 months of maturation before release.

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Tel: +27.218521738   Fax: +27.218520835   Email: info@morgenster.co.za  
P.O. Box 1616, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa
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