Kleinbosch Merlot 2001

Brilliant red, clear and bright. Fragrant, with flavours of plums and fruitcake - an abundance of subtle aromas. Mouth filling, up-front fruit with smooth tannins, with good follow-through.

variety : Merlot [ Merlot ]
winery : Kleinbosch
winemaker : Jeff Wedgwood & Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.3 g/l  va : 0.40 g/l  so2 : 56 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The Merlot is ready for drinking at the time of release, and will mature well for 3 to 5 years. The plum fruit will blossom as the wine ages in the bottle.

in the cellar : After destalking, the free-run juice and berries are inoculated with specially selected yeast strains to start fermentation. The juice is fermented on the skins until the wine maker decides that the correct colour intensity and tannin concentration have been reached, after which the wine is drawn off and the skins pressed to complete fermentation in stainless steel containers.

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