Meerlust Merlot 1999

The wine's bouquet is fruity with cassis and plum. On the palate it is full with fine tannins and an excellent balance. It will age very well for up to 12 years.

Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Serve at 18 - 19°C.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Meerlust Estate
winemaker : Giorgio dalla Cia
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.66 % vol  rs : 3.18 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 10 - 18 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

in the cellar : Fermentation in dry open steel tanks for 7 days. After pressing, the wine was settled and underwent maloactic fermentation in the tanks. It was then matured in 300 litre Nevers oak casks for 18 months and for 2 years in the bottle before release.

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