Kleine Draken Dry Red 2005

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Neil Schnoor
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.45 %vol
pH - 3.94
RS - 0.57 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Free SO2 - 23 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl


Type - Red

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep, brilliant ruby red.
Nose: Elegant berry fruit.
Palate: Soft and well-rounded easy drinker.

Blend Information

Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

White or red meats, spicy fish, poultry, pastries or pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Handpicked
Date: 22 February 2005
Yield: 6 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized and then re-cooled to 24°C .The mash was then inoculated with a specially chosen yeast strain. At about 2° Balling the mash was pressed and the wine matured in 2nd fill French Oak for 6 months. The wine was sterile filtered and bottled after suitable tank maturation in February 2008.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kleine Draken Dry Red NV (Discontinued) Jean van Rooyen Cabernet Sauvignon
Kleine Draken Dry Red 2006 Jean van Rooyen Merlot
Kleine Draken Dry Red 2005 Neil Schnoor Merlot
Kleine Draken Dry Red 2004 Neil Schnoor Merlot
Kleine Draken Dry Red 2003 Niel Schnoor Merlot
Kleine Draken Dry Red 2002 Niel Schnoor


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