Morgenhof - The Estate 2005Bordeaux Blend
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Acidity g/l6.22
- BodyFull Bodied
- Drinking From2013
- Drinking Until2020
- Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon Blend
- Malolactic FermentationNo
- Ph Level3.66
- Residual Sugar g/l1.9
- Serving temperature Degrees C15
- Style of RedPowerful & Robust
- Suggested Optimum Year2018
- Type of closureNatural Cork
- WinemakerAndries de Klerk
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.