Swartland Merlot

A full red wine with balanced softness and an elegant berry, chocolate bouquet. The wood maturation of 6 months gives complexity and elegance.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.34 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.79  ta : 4.6 g/l  so2 : 35 mg/l  fso2 : 48 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Very Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
SAA inflight 2006 - Economy Class (187ml)

ageing : ± 5 years

in the vineyard : Soil: Grown on selected patches of deep red soils with good moist retention possibilities to ripen the grapes without any stress on the vines.
Cliamte: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: All the grapes are from bush vines with no irrigation, harvested between 22-24º Balling.

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