Du Toitskloof Merlot 2004

Ripe mulberry, mint and stemmy flavours mingle pleasantly with light smokiness from the oak. The palate is characterised by firm, ripe tannins and there is a hint of chocolate on the aftertaste.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.3 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.6 g/l  so2 : 82 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Bottle-mature for up to five years.

in the cellar : Half of the grapes from a single vineyard underwent carbonic maceration (whole bunch fermentation) and eight months’ maturation in new French oak.

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