Robert Alexander Merlot 2000

An elegant wine with a fine balance between fruit and tannins. A wine which will compliment good food or can be enjoyed as a casual wine at serious occasions.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Nico van Merwe
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.0 g/l  

ageing : Keep for 3 to 5 years.

in the vineyard : 7 year old vines from the Trawal area. Deep deep gravel with limestone. Trellised with irrigation and summer pruning for low crop. Yield of 7 tons per ha.

in the cellar : Fermented at 28°C for optimum fruit and flavour. Plunging and pumping over at 3 times per day and short skin contact after fermentation was allowed. Matured in 3rd fill, 225 litre Frenck oak barrels.

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