Merlot 2021 (case of 6)

R1 050.00

The nose shows plums, cassis and subtle oak spice that opens up to red currant with undertones of fennel. The palate has plush fruit with a firm tannin that will reward aging for optimal enjoyment.

ABOUT THIS WINE

Wine Style: Full bodied
When to Enjoy: Socialising with friends over a relaxed meal.
How to Serve: A nice cool 16 – 18 degrees.
Our meal suggestions: Great with leaner meats like duck and venison or tomato-based dishes like spaghetti bolognaise.
The wine itself: The nose shows plums, cassis and subtle oak spice that opens up to red currant with undertones of fennel. The palate has plush fruit with a firm tannin that will reward aging for optimal enjoyment.
What about the grapes? 100% Merlot
And the vineyards (terroir): Two very different vineyards in Stellenbosch supplied the fruit for this wine. The first site, 350m above sea level on the south-west facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills area, provides bright and juicy fruit with good acidity, tannic weight and absolute fruit density on the palate. The second vineyard on the lower South Western slopes of Polkadraai Hills, offers ribena ripeness, generosity and length on the palate. Although soil types differ between the sites, they all have some form of decomposed granite lying over structured clay subsoil allowing for ample drainage and water retention when required.
How was it made: The grapes were picked at optimal tannin and fruit ripeness with a sugar of 24-24.5 Brix. Berries were sorted before being fermented in closed stainless fermenters with a temperature peak at 27°C. During the active part of fermentation, we gave the wine three pump overs. This action allows for a soft extraction of ripe skin tannin and colour. The wine is aged in 20% first fill, 20% 2nd fill and the reminder seasoned 300L French oak barrels for 12 months.
Should this wine age / mature: Will reward you handsomely with some maturation between 3 – 5 years.
Technical Facts: Grape Origin: Stellenbosch
Wine Variety: Merlot
Body: Full
Barrel Treatment: 12 Months
  ALC:  14.27%  pH: 3.70  Acid: 5.4g/l  Rs: 3.7g/l 
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