Morgenhof Estate Merlot/Malbec 1999

This wine is a blend of 51% Merlot and 49% Malbec and spent 14 months in mainly second fill Frenck oak barrels. The wine has a rich deep crimson colour. On the nose you will find a combination of prunes, spices, dark chocolate and raspberries. The palate has a smooth rich taste of cherries, raspberries and black current well integrated with the wood chariness. The wine leaves a lingering aftertaste of raspberries. Best enjoyed with light meat salads, pasta, pizza, casseroles, pork and rich fish dishes.

variety : Merlot [ Blend ]
winemaker : Rianie Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.58 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.9 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Best from 2005 onwards.

in the vineyard : This wine is made from a young block of Merlot and Malbec which is now 6 and 5 years old respectively. The vineyards are on mainly west facing slopes with no irrigation.

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