Van Loveren Four Cousins Collection Merlot

Lightly wooded. Gentle berry and vanilla toastiness on the nose with a typically Merlot ripe mulberry rich summer fruit palate. A soft mouthfeel and well-balanced tannins ensure early drinkability.

The wine drinks lovely with stews, chargrilled chicken, venison, lamb, smoked meats and flavourful cheeses.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussell Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 7.7 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Soft  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

ageing : 2 years

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness at 24.5 degrees Balling. Harvesting is done by hand. Night harvested at optimum ripeness

in the cellar : Fermentation and post fermentation maceration took place on the skins for ten days. The grapes were pressed gently and malolactic fermentation was encouraged. The wine was wood matured on French oak staves for 4 months.

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