Savanha Sun Merlot 2010

Bright ruby red in colour. Layers of red berries and hints of spice on thepalate, supported by a soft tannin structure with a juicy finish.  

Enjoy with a chicken or pork casserole with smoothmashed potatoes, steamed greenbeans and roasted onions on the side.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Lizanne Jordaan
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3 - 4 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

Bushvines and five-Wire Perold-trellised vines aged10 -20 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards receivedsupplementary drip irrigation and produced 8-15 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were handpicked at optimum ripeness, sorted,de-stemmed and gently crushed. The juice was chilled to 10-12ÂșC to enable coldmaceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Daily pump-overswere carried out during fermentation to extract further colour and flavour.Wines showing well-preserved fruit were selected for blending and fining.Sterile bottling took place after 6 months of maturation and integration.

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