Tradouw Merlot 2001


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Barrydale Cellar
winemaker : Riaan Marais
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  pH : 3.22  ta : 6.03 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Although the wine is already soft and ready to drink, it will age well for another 5 years.

in the cellar : The Merlot was harvested at 22 - 23°B and fermented at 26 - 30°C till dry. The wine was then aged in 300 litre Never oak barrels for 12 months.

A typical medium bodied Merlot, with lots of berry flavours, supported by oak flavours from new barrels.

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