Morgenhof - The Estate 2005 - Bordeaux Blend



Morgenhof - The Estate 2005
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Full ripe flavours of black berries, prune and black cherries entice you on the nose. These intense flavours follow through to a layered and complex palate with added hints of dark chocolate and mixed spice. The tannins are full ripe and supple.

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is planted on W-NW and W-SW slopes at 180m - 240m above sea-level.

The Merlot vineyard is planted on W to SW slopes at 160m - 190m. Malbec is planted on a W slope 155m - 175m. The Cabernet Franc vineyard is planted on a SW slope at 335m - 350m above sea level.

The soil on all these blocks varies from medium to heavy textured, with a moderate structure and shale mother material. The clay content varies from 15% - 25%.

56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Morgenhof   -
ABV:   14%
Acidity g/l:   6.22
Appellation:   Stellenbosch
Body:   Full Bodied
Brand:   Morgenhof
Country of Origin:   South Africa
Decanter Awards:   2011 Silver
Decanter Rating:   ****
Drinking From:   2013
Drinking Until:   2020
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Malolactic Fermentation:   No
Ph Level:   3.66
Region:   Coastal Region
Residual Sugar g/l:   1.9
Serving temperature Degrees C:   15
Style of Red:   Powerful & Robust
Suggested Optimum Year:   2018
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   2005
Winemaker:   Andries de Klerk


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Producer Information

The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outside Stellenbosch.

This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of the exceptional wines.

Owned by Mrs Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692 and consists of 212 hectares of which 74 hectares are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases a year.

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