Klein Tulbagh Merlot Reserve Limited Release 2013

This wine is rich in mulberry and blackberry flavours, followed through on the palate with meatiness. Good oak and fruit integration.

Serve with roast Karoo lamb with rosemary, steak, chargrilled chicken and guinea fowl.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Tulbagh Winery
winemaker : Naude Bruwer and Helena Neethling
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.35 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or over the next three years.

in the vineyard : The grapes are from high trellised vineyards, planted in a north east row direction against east facing slopes.

about the harvest: Handpicked grapes were harvested at optimal, ripeness with a 25° B sugar and acids above 5.6g/l.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place on the skins in open separators at temperatures between 25° and 30°. The skins were punched down every 4 hours. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine went through malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured in second fill French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
Heavy weight Claret 438 bottle.
Wine bottled with minimum stress and handling.
45mm Natural Flor cork.
Tree free label (made from sugar cane).
Individually hand waxed (instead of capsules).
Only 1400 bottles produced.

Packed: 6 x 750ml
Bottle Barcode: 6005 682 001 967
Outer Barcode: 16005 682 001 964

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