Welmoed Merlot 2016

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R441 for 6 bottles

R74 per bottle

The palate shows ripe berry fruit, with a hint of mint and a spicy edge. Nose reminiscent of mulberries, cassis and plums with underlying nuances of wood and vanilla. Medium to full bodied wine with well-integrated wood, balanced ripe fruit mid-palate, and a persistent, yet soft, tannin finish.

Excellent served with meat dishes or a platter of cold meats and pickled vegetables. Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.05 % vol  rs : 3.58 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.79 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 

Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age for three years.

The grapes were sourced from a selection of vineyards in the Stellenbosch region, prior to the harvest season. The vines are grown in a cool Mediterranean climate using a five-wire system within weathered granite soil.

Viticulturist: Francois de Villiers

in the vineyard : 

The grapes were sourced from a selection of vineyards in the Stellenbosch region, prior to the harvest season. The vines are grown in a cool Mediterranean climate using a five-wire system within weathered granite soil.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were harvested at 23º to 25º Balling at the end of February and early March. Fermentation took place at 24º to 27º Celsius in static red fermenters, followed by a two-day cold soak to achieve an intense extract. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in stainless steel tanks with 2g/lt of selected medium toast French oak staves for approximately eight months.

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