2016 Merlot

R56.00 | Club R50.40

Elegant with generous berry fruit flavours, enhanced by French oak. Well-balanced combination between red fruit such as plums, berries and cocoa.

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Tasting Notes

A dusty intro to this dry styled, medium bodied Merlot with some notes of soy, cumin and capsicum, lifted by a lick of charred oak. 

Food Pairing

The palate has firm acidity and grippy tannins that frames the light, plummy fruit and vegetable extract character and calls for grilled lamb loin chops with a mint sauce.

Additional Information

Winemaker’s Notes:  A dusty intro to this dry styled, medium bodied Merlot with some notes of soy, cumin and capsicum, lifted by a lick of charred oak
Style:  Dry and fruity
Cultivar:  100% Merlot
Tons per hectare:  6-7
Age of vine:  14-18 years
Soil:  Shale
Trellising:  Trellis
Irrigation:  Irrigated
Degree balling at harvest:  Early morning, hand harvested at 25°B
Vinification:  Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 26°C
Barrel maturation: 12 months in second and third fill French Barrels
Maturation potential:  2-3 Years
Analysis Alcohol: 13.88%

Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l

Total Acid: 5.5 g/l

Region: Coastal

Fact Sheet

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Additional Information
Weight 1 kg
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