Dieu Donné Merlot 2001

A full bodied Merlot with minerally, dark berry fruit flavours with a soft broad tannin structure.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Stephan du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.8 g/l  so2 : 68 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded

in the vineyard : Climate: Average temperature: 17-18ºC
Average winter temperature: 8ºC
Annual rainfall: 900mm
Soil: Deep Hutton soils with rocky top soil
Vineyards: Altitude: 430m
Slope: South West
Trellising: Extended Perold

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 25.5º Balling, T.A. 10.4g/l, pH 3.1.

in the cellar : Twenty-one days on skins
Barrels: Cooper - Seguin Moreau
Wood type - Nevers
Time in wood - 16 months
% in wood - 100%, 33% New

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