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Merlot

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.2
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: Up to 12 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The medium-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, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.

Mulberry
Mulberry

Plum
Plum

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

Spice
Spice

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.

Selected from vineyards of 25 year old Estate-grown Merlot plantings situated on well drained yet clay-rich Oak leaf, Vilafontes and Klapmuts soil. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even-ripening. Leaves around the bunches were removed 3 weeks before harvesting to ensure physiological ripeness of the berries.

Grapes hand-picked & selected before crushing. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with partial un-inoculated fermentation. Daily remontage for gentle extraction. A portion of the wine was given extended maceration on the skins for three weeks before pressing. Malolactic fermentation took place in 300 litre French oak Hogsheads.

Maturation in 50% new Nevers French oak, 50% second fill Nevers for 16 months before bottling.

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Red meats, game and strong cheeses

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