Excelsior Merlot 2001

Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold
The South African Wine Trophy Show 2002 - Silver

Sweet violet, ripe plum and mulberry fruits on the nose, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Palate full of sweet fruit and plums, supported by supple tannin.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Jaco Marais
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.6 g/l  so2 : 78 mg/l  fso2 : 36 mg/l  
type : Red  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Silver

ageing : 4-6 Years.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24º Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented dry on the skins, with pumpovers twice per day. Wood matured for 8 months (80% French and 20% American Oak)

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