Graham Beck Merlot 2003

“Deep velvety red colour, with rich mulberry and oak flavours on the nose. Packed with dark chocolate and cassis grip on the palate.”

Excellent with steak, hearty bredies, roast chicken or lamb.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.70 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.59 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Silver
in the vineyard : Selected vineyards between 10 and 17 years old on both the Franschhoek and Robertson farms.

about the harvest: Handpicked at optimum ripeness of 25°B in mid-February from various vineyards on selected sites to enhance the Merlot characteristics of the wine.

in the cellar : Some cold maceration prior to fermentation. Aerated pump overs with extended maceration of ±7 days. Malolactic fermentation finished in stainless steel tanks. Barrel maturation for 12 months in 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd fill French Oak.

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