Blaauwklippen Cultivar Selection Merlot 2007

A truly harmonious Merlot, scented with hints of vanilla, mint and berries. The palate offers layers of mocha, rum - chocolate and fresh cherries nicely balance by good acidity and tannins. Matured in large oak barrels.

Best enjoyed with creamy pasta dishes, leg of lamb or fillet steak. Serve at 17° C.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Rolf Zeitvogel
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy immediately or within 8 years.

in the vineyard :  The vineyards carrying the fruit for this wine are grown amongst the blue granite outcrops of Stellenbosch.
Irrigation:
Drip
Slope: South / East
Density: 2.7 x 1.2
Soil: Clovelly
Trellising: Double Perold

in the cellar : Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation for a period of 10 days.
Skin contact: 7 days after fermentation on skins.
Maturation: Matured in a combination of large and small oak vats.

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