Drostdy Hof Merlot 1999

On the nose the wine displays delightful, youthful aromas of cherries, raspberry and stewed fruit. A touch of vanilla contribute to the complexity of the wine. On the palate it is medium-bodied with berry flavoura and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are soft and the wine has a fruity finish.


variety : Merlot [ Merlot ]
winemaker : Frans du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.92 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : It is an easy drinking wine that could be enjoyed now but will mature for the next 2 to 3 years.

in the vineyard : The grapes came from vineyards in the coastal region.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 22 and 23├é┬║Balling during February.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice fermented on the skins for 5 days. It was pressed and fermentation was completed without the skins. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in wood for 12 months - 15% in New French oak, 35% in second-fill and 50% in third-fill casks.

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