De Waal Merlot 2020
It is fruit-driven with flavours of mulberries and cherries, and a smooth finish.
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Blend: 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: October 2023
Harvest Date: 14 March 2020
Sugar level at harvest: 23.4° B
Yield per Hectare: 9.0 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