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The Collection Merlot 2018

R295.00

224 in stock

SKU: 18COLMERLOC6 Categories: , ,

Description

Tasting Notes

“This Merlot was made to be a full bodied style of a truly noble grape produced from fruit harvested in Stellenbosch. With intense raspberry on the palate, balanced by notes of plum, cassis and blackberry earthiness the rounded acidity and lushness contribute to a richly textured mouthfeel.”. Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm
Analysis

Alc. 14%
R.S. 2.6g/l
T.A. 7.3 g/l
pH 3.17

Wine of Origin

Stellenbosch

In the Vineyard

The varied topography of Stellenbosch’s Banhoek appellation influences the area’s distinctiveness. With a North facing aspect, and set amongst spectacular and steep mountain slopes, the vineyard is approximately 500m above sea level. Deep red Oakleaf soils with a high stone fraction, moderate the soil temperature whilst restricting vigour as the vines naturally produce smaller berries with greater fruit concentration.

In the Cellar

The hand sorted grapes fermented naturally in 400 litre open top new French oak barrels. The wine was handled sensibly and sensitively with frequent soft punch downs and gravity led transfers. Before being bottled and labelled the wine was matured in all new French 225 litre barriques for 14 months.

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