Spier Merlot 2007

The wine shows rich plum and red berry aromas, with mouth watering caramel and a hint of smoky tobacco. A velvety-smooth palate show subtle oak and lingering berry flavours.

Serve with seared beef fillet in a red berry coulis.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 5.59  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or within 4 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate:
Average Temperature: Summer - 23ºC Winter: 11º C
Annual Rainfall: 480 mm
Proximity to ocean: 60 km

Soil:
Hutton, Clovelly and Oakleaf

Vineyard:
Ten year-old trellised vines planted northwest to southeast yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 9 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 26.2° Balling.

in the cellar : 

After a day of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 25°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily, and 50% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 6-8 months.

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