Birdfield Merlot 2002

Very soft with a mintiness on the palate.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : 
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Olifants River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.59 g/l  so2 : 96 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : Area planted: 5.33 ha
Age of vines: 3 years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Clone: Unknown
Trellis system: Perold
Irrigation: Drip
Vine density: 1,5 X 2.5 m
Soil: Karoo
Climate: Hot days and cold nights

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand on the 12/02/2002
Yield: 8 tons/ha

in the cellar : Crushing/Destemming: Yes
Tanks (type): Open Fermenters
Fermentation protocol (vessel, temp, duration): 6 days
Malolactic (y/n): Yes
Lees contact/battonage: Yes
Barrel ageing (oak type, % of blend, duration): No
Other method of oak maturation (chips etc.): No
Fining: Egg White
Filtration: Cross Flow
Stabilisation: Yes

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