Kyburg Premium Merlot 2009 & 2010

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.

Best Competition Rating: Buy, Drink and Enjoy Yourself!

Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman

Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: end Feb to early March

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
Release: end 2013
Production: 15’000 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years

2009
Alcohol: 14.0%
PH: 3.6
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

2010
Alcohol: 14.0%
PH: 3.4
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 3.4 g/l

Kyburg Wines Awards(Kyburg does generally not participate in wine competitions)
2008 Merlot: Mondial du Merlot (Switzerland): 84/100 points
2008 Shiraz: 86/100 points from Weinwelt (Germany)
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon: Santam Classic Wine Trophy;
Silver Award – Best 6-20 out of 235 red wine entries
2007 Shiraz: SA Terroir Award –
Top Shiraz of Stellenbosch Wine Region

Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman

Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: end Feb to early March

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
Release: end 2013
Production: 15’000 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years

2009
Alcohol: 14.0%
PH: 3.6
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

2010
Alcohol: 14.0%
PH: 3.4
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 3.4 g/l

Kyburg Wines Awards(Kyburg does generally not participate in wine competitions)
2008 Merlot: Mondial du Merlot (Switzerland): 84/100 points
2008 Shiraz: 86/100 points from Weinwelt (Germany)
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon: Santam Classic Wine Trophy;
Silver Award – Best 6-20 out of 235 red wine entries
2007 Shiraz: SA Terroir Award –
Top Shiraz of Stellenbosch Wine Region

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