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Kaapzicht Merlot 2007

Dark ruby with slightly paling miniscus; deep flavours of mulberry, fruitcake and spice olives with herbaceous tones; some wood vanillin, cedar and mocha/chocolate tomes; well balanced with velvety tannins and a supple savoury finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Will compliment a beef fillet served with red wine and bone-marrow reduction.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.47 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Wine Magazine March 2010 - Best Merlot 4½ Stars
Terroir Awards 2010 - National Trophy for the Best Merlot
Wine-of-the-Month Club 2010 - Trophy for Best Merlot in the Country
Veritas 2010 Wine Awards - Double Gold

ageing : Will mature well for 3 - 5 years.

in the vineyard : Vines planted in weathered granite type soil.

about the harvest: The Merlot was harvested at 25.5° Balling. Yield of 6ton/ha.

in the cellar : Fermented with NT 50 in red wine tanks and pumped over three times a day, until dry. Pressed lightly at 1 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 24 months. 100% new oak was used.

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