Devon View Merlot 2001

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A ripe full-bodied wine with a plummy juicy structure. Soft and youthful tannins with a supple long finish. The wine is very well balanced.

variety : Merlot [ Merlot ]
winemaker : 
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  pH : 3.93  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean – The summers are warm and dry with cold, wet winters. The annual rainfall is approximately 600-800 mm.
Soil: Deep red, Hutton, Clovelly soils
Trellising: Hedged (Perold system)
Yield: 4 – 6 tons/ha

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at full ripeness 24-25° Balling.

in the cellar : Cold soaking was allowed for two days before fermentation on the skins took place until dry. The wine was matured in oak for 6 months before it was blended and bottled.

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