Cape of Good Hope Parel Vallei Merlot 2013

Attractive cherry fruitcake and black berry aromas tinged with a faint hint of choc mint. This is a wine that is all about texture and mouth feel: softly rounded and plush with abundant ripe plum- and spicy cherry fruit flavour with a touch of tobacco leaf. Gently seductive and alluring with beautiful integration of oak. Lovely freshness throughout. Harmoniously long finish.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.37 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.2 g/l  va : 0.61 g/l  so2 : 129 mg/l  fso2 : 22 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The proprietor of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Johann Rupert, has taken a personal interest in this parcel of fruit – since it is planted literally in his backyard. A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West, produces this uniquely perfumed wine. Deep clay soils and strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine.

about the harvest: AVERAGE TEMP: 17.7°C RAINFALL: 851.9mm HARVESTING BEGAN: 22/02/2013 HARVESTING ENDED: 22/02/2013 ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Helderberg SOIL TYPE: Clay YIELD: 4ton/ha

in the cellar : Attractive cherry fruitcake and black berry aromas tinged with a faint hint of choc mint. This is a wine that is all about texture and mouth feel: softly rounded and plush with abundant ripe plum- and spicy cherry fruit flavour with a touch of tobacco leaf. Gently seductive and alluring with beautiful integration of oak. Lovely freshness throughout. Harmoniously long finish.

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