Mooiplaas The Coco Chocolate Merlot 2010

Good colour, nose shows cherry fruit with mocha/dark chocolate flavours, well integrated silky tannin, palate is mouth filling, surprisingly complex for such a young wine.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Mooiplaas Estate
winemaker : Louis Roos
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard :  High lying 11 year old Merlot vineyards on deep, well drained, high potential Hutton soil.

Training Method: 3-Wire vertical trellis

in the cellar :  Three days on the skins in closed tanks. The idea was to create a wine with seductive dark fruit, coco and chocolate flavours and well integrated oak on the palate. To achieve this heavily toasted French oak were used.

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