Grande Provence Merlot

R170.00

WINE MAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Radiant ruby-red color. Immediate red-berry fruit aromas jump out of the glass. Scents of blackcurrant and vanilla linger in the background. The elegant palate is held together by firm acidity, graceful tannins, and delicious succulence. This is a charming feminine wine that can be sipped or enjoyed with a delicately spiced meal.

VINTAGE

2019

 

VARIETY

100% Merlot

 WINE OF ORIGIN

Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

VINIFICATION

The Merlot was sourced from Franschhoek (72%) and Stellenbosch (28%). The vines produce fully ripe grapes with great fruit expression. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted at the winery to exclude any leaves or inferior bunches.

Fermentation on the skins and regular pump-overs produce good colour extraction and elegant tannins. The resulting wine is wood matured for 21 months, producing a wine that is subtly oaked. A portion of 2018 Merlot (6%) was included in the final blend.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

This Merlot can be enjoyed with lamb and beef casseroles.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drinking well already yet promises greater integration and intrigue for 4 – 6 years.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alc: 13,78 vol%

pH: 3,52

TA: 5,92 g/l

RS: 2,08 g/l

VA: 0,63g/l

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