Leopards Leap Merlot 2015

NOSE: Prominent red fruit aromas of mulberry and dark plum with subtle hints of toasted almonds and nutmeg. PALATE: Rich and sumptuous with soft, juicy tannins that create a velvety aftertaste that lingers.

Enjoy this Merlot with herb crusted rack of lamb, smoked pork fillet and for the more adventurous, experiment with dark chocolate inspired desserts.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.21 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.66 g/l  
type : Red  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Grapes came from Swartland and Agter-Paarl.

about the harvest: Picked at optimal fruit ripeness.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were cold-soaked for 24 hours and then fermented at 28°C with regular pump-overs and punch-downs. 

40% of this wine was matured in 225-litre French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. The balance was oak staved for 6 months with added micro-oxygenation.

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