De Waal Merlot 2018
It is fruit-driven with flavours of mulberries and cherries, and a smooth finish.
Blend Percent: 100% Merlot
It is wonderful to be enjoyed with meat salads, chicken dishes and pickled fish.
Ageing 3 years
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 3 months in older French oak barrels
Bottling Date: December 2017
Harvest Date: 8 March 2017
Sugar level at harvest: 24.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 11.0 tons per hectare.
Location of Vineyard: High up on cooler South facing slopes
Soil Type: Hutton
Age of Vineyard: 10 - 15 years
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire- hedge
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle