Rooted Merlot 2015

Nose: Dark berry, mocha and spicy flavours
Palate: Well structured with hints of chocolate and dried spice

Pair with lamb, duck and venison

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Perdeberg Wines
winemaker : Dylan Dowell-Ellis
wine of origin : Bottelary
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes were harvested from two vineyards in the Perdeberg and Bottelary areas. The soils are mainly duplex and glenrosa. The vines are in natural balance, giving a low yield of 7 tons per hectare to enhance fruit complexity.

about the harvest: Grapes are hand selected and harvested in small crates.

in the cellar : Upon arrival at the cellar, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Cold maceration for two days is given to extract maximum flavours and colour. The wine is fermented in small stainless steel tanks with regular pumpovers. The malolactic fermentation is done in 300 litre French oak barrels and it is aged for another 18 months in the wood.

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