Savanha Winemakers Selection Merlot 2009

The wine is dark plum in colour with inviting aromas of ripe berry, fully-ripened plums and dark chocolate. A crisp, fruit-driven palate shows subtle oak, luscious cherry and lingering berry flavours.

Enjoy now or within 4 years of harvest.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Ten year-old trellised vines planted northwest to southeast yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 9 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 25° Balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled for fermentation. After a day of cold soaking the juice fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 25°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily, and 45% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 6-8 months.

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