Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Merlot 2009

The Glass Collection Merlot is a deep rich coloured wine. It displays intense dark fruits aromas and spicy plums. This Merlot shows tremendous concentration and generous fruit on the palate with fine but well structured tannins to embrace it all.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : _
wine of origin : Simonsberg- Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.29 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : • Post 2008 harvest June to September were wet and cold.
• December was warm with drying January being cooler.
• From mid January to March was hot to very hot.
• Budding was good and even.
• Due to cold wet spring conditions the shoot growth was uneven.
• Flowering was good.

about the harvest: • Yield 7 Tons/HA. 48 Hl/Ha.
• Harvested by hand from mid to late February.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand sorted and lightly crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. They were given a cold soak for three days before allowing the natural fermentation to start. Three pump overs a day were done on the tanks during fermentation, after which they underwent extended skin contact for 2-3 weeks. The wine was placed in French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in French oak and rack on average every four months.

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