MERLOT TASTING NOTES
CLIMATE: Mediterranean climate with warm, dry, summers with a unique pattern
of cool winds. Winters are cold and wet with an annual rainfall on the estate of a mere 550mm. No irrigation, all dry land vineyards.
SOIL: Oakleaf and Tukulu
VINIFICATION: Grapes were handpicked at 24 °Balling from a yield of 12 Ton/Ha from our
two Merlot vineyards. Fermented in traditional open tanks, each taking 5 tons of grapes. Punch down was done 4 times per day. Matured for 12 months in French oak barrels (20% new, 80% second/third fill)
ANALYSIS: Alcohol: 14.25 % vol.
Residual sugar: 2.6 g/l.
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l.
DESCRIPTION: The wine has a deep crimson color and shows rich concentrated flavors of dark chocolate, cherries and almonds. Beautiful silky and soft tannins combine with the rich ripe fruit flavors ending in a wine with great balance and elegance. It has the potential to mature for 5 – 8 years.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Enjoy with all red meats, venison and springbok carpaccio.