Diemersfontein Maiden's Prayer Red 2013

Red berries and spicy. Ripe fruit and firm tannins create a wine to be drunk young and cellar for another 2 years.

variety : Merlot [ 52% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec ]
winemaker : Francois Roode
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 

Drink now or cellar for a further 2 years.

in the vineyard : 

A combination of different terroirs.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness in February 2013.
Yield: 8 ton/ha

in the cellar : 

Grapes were vinified separately. Only aerated pump overs were given during the course of alcoholic fermentation to create a soft, fruit driven wine ready to be drunk young. The different varieties matured separately in tanks until they were blended, stabilized and bottled.

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