Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Merlot 2004

Colour: Dark Ruby
Bouquet: Stewed fruit and ripe plum infused with lively vanilla and blackcurrant.
Taste: Medium to full-bodied, this Merlot is very true to the grape. Good plum and red berry extract, the soft tannins and lingering aftertaste make for a great food wine.

Enjoy on its own or with veal, turkey or cottage pie.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Guy Webber
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.22 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.45 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now through to four years.

in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Eben Archer):
The vineyards, planted between 1990 and 1993, are situated on slopes facing west and north-west, planted at an altitude of 150 m above sea-level, grow in a combination of decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. The vines, grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstocks of Richter 99, R110 and Ruggeri 140 and trellised on five-wire fence systems, all received supplementary overhead irrigation when necessary, and yielded an average of 7.2 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in February at 23.6° Balling.

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