Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2009
The Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot from Aaldering Vineyards & Wines is a 65-35% blend between the two grapes mentioned. The wine offers aromas of blackcurrant and strawberries and its solid 24 months of aging on French oak results in a bold yet fruity palate with hints of black pepper and chocolate. Don’t miss out on the Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, a perfect marriage in a bottle.
The scoop on Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are considered the two most noble blue grapes in the world. And that is even apart from each other, so imagine what happens when you blend these two perfect varieties into one wine. A fine structured and complex pairing comes to life, a perfect marriage.
Cabernet Sauvignon feels well in a warm and dry place which allows for improved ripening. Merlot grapes ripen at least two weeks earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and tolerate cooler growing conditions. Merlot thrives in slightly heavier and especially clayey soils.
Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Are varieties which have proved to ‘blend in’ well? Cabernet Sauvignon with its firm tannic structure often gives backbone to red blends from all over the world, whereas the Merlot is the grape which brings in that soft friendly fruity character. And when you would add a bit of Cabernet Franc, you are talking about the classic Bordeaux blend, which can be very intriguing from other parts of the wine world too.
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