Deetlefs Merlot 2007

Good depth of colour and rich plummy smoothness with chocolate cherry flavours and hints of mint complete this full bodied wine.

Chateaubriand, Pot roast, oxtail and foies gras.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Deetlefs Estate
winemaker : Ilze van Dijk
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 8.5 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.0 g/l  so2 : 102 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 4 - 8 years

in the vineyard : Rootstock: 101 - 14/8-7
Clone: M012/181
Plant Date: 1998
Hectares: 6 ha
Average Ton/Ha: 12 t/ha
Trellising System: 4 wire vertical Perold
Irrigation System: Drip
Height above sea level: 238
Direction: N/S

about the harvest: Harvest date: 28 March 2007

in the cellar : Various techniques were applied to all stages of the winemaking process to provide as many possible different building blocks (styles) to ensure optimum complexity in the final blend. These include but are not limited to; grape selection, processing (reductive oxidative), fermentation (different yeasts) and 5 months maturation on 100% French Oak.

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