Schoone Gevel Merlot 2014

This elegant single varietal Merlot is produced to be medium-bodied with a well pronounced fruit profile and good structure. Dominant aromas of mulberry, blueberry and plum with subtle undertones of vanilla and dark chocolate.

Enjoy with red meat such as roast leg of lamb, mushroom inspired creations and dark chocolate desserts.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Schoone Gevel
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 5.54 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.74 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Can be enjoyed 6 - 8 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : 

The grapes used to make this wine come from the Wellington region as well as Perdeberg in the Agter-Paarl area.

in the cellar : Standard fermentation with selective yeast accompanied by pump-overs and pun-chdowns. Extended skin maceration pressed and post-fermentation malolactic.

Matured in 225-litre French oak barrels for 12 months, 40% new oak and 60% second fill.

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