Du Toitskloof Merlot 2002

Ripe mulberry, mint, and stemmy flavours mingle pleasantly with light smokiness from the oak. The palate is characterised by firm, ripe tannins and there is a hint of chocolate on the aftertaste. May be bottle-matured for up to five years.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.4 g/l  so2 : 78 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : Half of the grapes from a single vineyard underwent carbonic maceration (whole bunch fermentation) and eight months’ maturation in new French oak.

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