Golden Kaan Merlot 2011

Intense blackberries, plums and a touch of spice on the nose along with upfront fruit and subtle oak flavours on the palate. This is a fresh, clean wine with a lingering finish.

Serve on its own or with lamb dishes and a variety of cold meats.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Golden Kaan
winemaker : Sterik de Wet
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.04 % vol  rs : 11 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.86 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or cellar for up to 18 months from vintage.

in the vineyard : About the area
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape near the coast. This is the southernmost region of the African continent, and has a Mediterranean type climate and diverse soils perfectly suited to quality grape production.

Vintage Conditions
These seasonal conditions produced sound, fully ripe and healthy grapes, with resultant wines rich, soft and generous in flavour.

about the harvest: The 2011 harvest in the Western Cape was warmer and dryer than normal, resulting in lower yields, smaller bunches and consequently riper flavours.

in the cellar : Maturation: 2 - 4 months

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