Ruitersvlei Merlot 2002

To be released in 2003
This Merlot is seen as an “easier version” of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a serious, age worthy wine. In the nose as well as taste, this wine has irresistible charming ripe blackberry flesh, venison/roast coffee scents.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : Hein Hesebeck
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.77 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.4 g/l  va : 0.49 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Veritas 2002 - Silver

ageing : To be enjoyed within the next 10 years.

in the cellar : After 3 days skin-fermentation the wine was taken away from the skins, and fermentation was completed with 3g/l French Oak Staves. The wine stayed for 5 months on the Staves before it was stabilized and bottled.

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