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Merlot

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R 66

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2018


Cultivar:

100% Merlot

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 yrs
Origin: Western Cape Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

Bright blue and black berry fruit aromas with a light leafy brush and cocoa nuances. In the mouth the wine is immediately fruity, supple, soft and rounded with abundant juiciness. The rich, dark berries come through, along with the gentle spice and cocoa notes. The texture or mouthfeel is plush and velvety which makes this a very appealing, drinkable wine. Good pliable structure and length of flavour.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry

Cocoa
Cocoa

Spices
Spices

These grapes are mostly selected from the Groenekloof ward in the Darling area. The area is unique because of its warm days and cool nights. This, together with the deep red soil, is beautifully expressed in the wine as a mix between dark and red fruit flavours with good concentration and a soft juicy tannin structure. 

The Merlot grapes were harvested by hand at 24.8° Balling.

The free run juice and press juice are aged separately and blended after 8 months. Maturation takes place in 225 L 2nd- and 3rd –fill French oak barrels and also on new French oak staves in tanks for about 8 months.

After de-stemming and crushing the wine is transferred to 10 000 French oak tanks and 10 000 L stainless steel tanks. Fermentation on the skins takes place at 26°C for about 15 days. The wine is drained from the skins and pressed.

Food pairing

Pairs well with lamb burgers, pork loin or a steak with mushroom sauce.

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