Barrydale Tradouw Merlot 1997


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Barrydale Cellar
winemaker : 
wine of origin : Trabouw
analysis : alc : 11.93 % vol  pH : 3.96  ta : 5.31 g/l  
type : Red  

ageing : Although the wine is already soft and ready to drink, it will age well for the next 5 years.

in the cellar : The Merlot was harvested at 22 - 23°B and fermented at 26 - 30°C till dry. The wine was then aged in 300 litre Never oak barrels for 12 months.

A typical medium bodied Merlot, with lots of berry flavours, supported by oak flavours from new barrels.

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