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Merlot

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R 365

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's

Specifications:

14.1% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.0
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 12 yrs+
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety.

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

Minerality
Minerality

Mulberries
Mulberries

Plum
Plum

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

elected from 30 and 16 year old Estate-grown Merlot plantings situated on clay-rich Oak leaf, Vilafontes and Klapmuts soil. 40% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even-ripening.

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with partial un-inoculated fermentation. Daily remontage and delistage for gentle extraction. A portion of the wine was given extended maceration on the skins for two weeks before pressing. Malolactic fermentation took place in 300 litre French oak Hogsheads.

Maturation in 65% new Nevers French oak, 35% second fill Nevers for 19 months before bottling.

Food pairing

Red meats, game and strong cheeses

Beef Hard Cheese Lamb Venison
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