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Five's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

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Percentage Grape: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot<br/><br/>Soil: Well drained alluvial sandy soil; Karoo.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 11 - 16 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Hand harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Yield 8 tons per hectare. R/S 2.0g/l<br/><br/>Vinification Length: Fermented on skins for 7 days. Wood againg on French staves for 12 months.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: Full-bodied. Vinification: Minimal intervention in the natural process, allowing both cultivar and the soil to express the individual characteristics of their origin.<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak staves<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.65<br/><br/>Aging Time: 12 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.2g/l

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Percentage Grape: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot<br/><br/>Soil: Well drained alluvial sandy soil; Karoo.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 11 - 16 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Hand harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Yield 8 tons per hectare. R/S 2.0g/l<br/><br/>Vinification Length: Fermented on skins for 7 days. Wood againg on French staves for 12 months.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: Full-bodied. Vinification: Minimal intervention in the natural process, allowing both cultivar and the soil to express the individual characteristics of their origin.<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak staves<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.65<br/><br/>Aging Time: 12 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.2g/l

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