Zonnebloem Merlot 1996

A Merlot of true varietal character. Soft blackcurrant aromas with velvety roundness harmonised by the wood.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Zonnebloem Wines
winemaker : Rasvan Macici
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.36 % vol  rs : 1.82 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.26 g/l  

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented on their skins for 7 – 8 days, then racked off the skins. The press juice was then added back to add complexity. The grapes from each vineyard were seperately vinified to maintain their individual characters.

After fermentation a selection was made. 74% of wines were placed in small barrels (300l) of new French oak, and 26% in stainless steel.

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