Place in the Sun Merlot 2010

Colour: Vibrant, lively red
Aroma: Bursting with sun-ripened
Palate: A beautifully soft-textured wine with graceful but intense flavours, it offers a profusion of berries in the mouth. Supple tannins give it excellent structure and the ability to age well.

A excellent match with mushroom-flavoured dishes, it also stands up well to tomato flavoured casseroles, Mediterranean style dishes with aubergines and peppers.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Place in the Sun
winemaker : Deon Boshoff
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Trellised vineyards in the Cape's prime growing areas are cooled by False Bay sea breezes during the summer, helping to slow down ripening and concentrate fruit flavours.

about the harvest: Grapes are hand-picked and delivered in lug boxes to the Zonnebloem cellar, where they are handled very gently to preserve inherent fruit flavours.

in the cellar : The juice was given two weeks skin contact to enrich colour and extract flavour. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a gentle low temperature, the wine was racked for malolactic fermentation. It was gently oaked, matured for 12 months before bottling.

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