Flat Roof Manor Merlot 2006

Colour: Dark ruby.
Bouquet: A combination of raspberry and prunes, spices with delicate undertones of a vanilla oak finish.
Taste: Berries, dried fruit and spices with slight tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Savour on its own or with red meat, pasta or pizza.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Flat Roof Manor
winemaker : Estelle Lourens
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.54 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.08 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Ready to drink now, but with further cellaring, the wine will gain in complexity and character.

in the vineyard : Viticulturist: Eben Archer
The grapes were sourced from a single vineyard in the Stellenbosch region. The north-facing vineyard grows at an altitude of 330 m. The vines, now 17 years old, are grafted onto Phyloxera and nematode-resistant Richter 110 rootstock and grow in soils of decomposed granite. Trellised on a four-wire system, the vines did receive supplementary irrigation, and yielded 5 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 25° Balling during early March.

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