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2009 Merlot


Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
Deep ruby red in colour. Classic pencil-shavings French oak on nose balanced with dark fruit, red and black berries and cherries flavours with well-structured tannins.
The Vineyard
Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman
The Harvest
Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: end Feb to early March
The Winemaking
Winemaker: Jacques Fourie
Must treatment: Cold maceration for 4 days
Fermentation: SST Tank
12 months in French oak 20% new, 80% second fill
Bottled: July 2010
Production: 15’000 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years
Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.0%   PH: 3.6
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l   Residual sugar: 4.0 g/l




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