Merlot 2016

Wine of Origin

Worcester in the Stettyn valley, 33km south of Worcester on the R43 road.

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Vineyards

Supplementary irrigated trellised vines.

Harvested

March at an average of 25º balling.

Cellar Treatment

Grapes were cold soaked over night. Inoculated with selected yeast and fermented at around 25 ºCelsius. Malolactic fermentation finished in stainless steel tanks. Oak maturation includes French oak chips, staves and 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. All blended to perfection.

Albie Treurnicht
JM Crafford
14.5% vol
3.5 g/l
3.45
5.30 g/l
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Western Cape

Red
Dry
Full
Cherry & Raspberry
R 55.00
R 330.00

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Tasting Notes

A finely balanced wine with soft, juicy tannins, concentrated fresh cherry and raspberry flavours.

Food Suggestion

An elegant and easy drinking wine to be enjoyed with pastas or light meat dishes.

Awards

Vitis Vinifera 2018 – GOLD
Veritas 2018 - BRONZE

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