Glen Carlou Merlot 2018

R120.00

The vines planted in Alluvial soils with good drainage, resulting in small concentrated berries, which delivers a well-balanced wine that offers intense fruit flavours. The softness and fleshiness of Merlot make it a popular grape for blending.

The palate is medium/full-bodied, reeling juicy fruit, with a wonderful texture, fine-grained tannins and a silky finish.

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Description

Tasting Notes

Beautiful on both nose and palate with hints of mint and violets, ripe raspberries, red cherry and black-currant. Subtle oak, with an intriguing complexity. This Merlot wine has a textured mid-palate outlining finely grained tannins, framing concentrated fruit flavours. This is an honest expression of an individual grape made into a delightful wine.

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Appellation

Paarl

Varieties

Merlot 100%

Harvest Date

February 2018

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%, R.S 2.2, T.A 6.3g/l, pH 3.40

Vinification

This wine was made from 5 different vineyards on the Simonsberg slopes, blended together to create an intriguing Merlot from this appellation.

Each vineyard block was fermented separately. Extensive cold soak maceration before fermentation was used to release colour and flavour extraction into the wine.

Ageing

Only freerun juice was matured for 12months, 10% new and 90% 2nd – 4th fill French Oak barriques.

Bottling Date

March 2019

Enjoy With

Delicious with venison loin, rack of lamb or hearty pasta dishes.

Winemaker’s Note

Beautiful on both nose and palate with hints of mint and violets, ripe raspberries, red cherry and black-currant. Subtle oak, with an intriguing complexity. This wine has a textured mid-palate outlining finely grained tannins, framing concentrated fruit flavours. This is an honest expression of an individual grape made into a delightful wine.

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