Van Loveren Merlot 2013

Lightly oaked wine with soft strawberry notes on the nose, a rich fruity palate and soft, well balanced tannins, ensuring easy drinking.

Good with stews, chargrilled chicken, venison, lamb, red meat dishes, smoked meats and flavourful cheeses.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.17 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2011 John Platter Guide- 3 Stars
2010 WINE Magazine 2010 Best Value Guide -3 Stars
2010 WINE Magazine 2010 Best Value Guide - 18/20

ageing : Maturation potential: 2 to 3 years

in the vineyard : Age of vine: 10 Years old
Soils: Sandstone; Karoo
Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system
Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Harvested by hand.

in the cellar : 100% French oak staves for 6 months. Minimal intervention in the natural process of vinification, allowing the cultivar to express its individual characteristics and the soil of its origin.

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