Ruitersvlei Reserve Merlot 2004

Smokey, vanilla billows through from nose. Plums and red berries. Good acidity.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Reino Kruger
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 5.3 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 7.2 g/l  va : 0.43 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Will age well for the next 10 years.

in the vineyard : Appelation: Paarl
Area Planted: 20 Ha.
Age of Vines: 5 - 15 years
Rootstock: Ruggeri, Paulsen, Richter 110, Richter 99
Clone: N.A.
Trellis System: 4-Wire perold
Irrigation: Drip
Vine Density: 1000 mm x 2400 mm
Soil: Malmesbury Bank
Climate: Sub-Tropic; Winter rainfall

about the harvest: Type: Hand
Date: 25 February - 09 March
Yield: 4-5 tons per hectare

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