De Waal Merlot 2015

De Waal Merlot 2015

Our premium Merlot, made from a selection of older vineyards.
The wine shows beautiful berry and dark plum flavours. The middle pallet is rich and voluptuous, with a smooth and lingering finish.

A great food wine, it will pair well with roasted lamb or pork belly.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : De Waal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Interesting fact: Uiterwyk Wine Estate was one of the first producers of Merlot in South Africa. The 1984 was the maiden vintage and was chosen to be served to the first class passengers of South African Airways in 1986.

in the vineyard : Location of vineyard: Lower down on the south facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: Over 25 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: 3-wire hedge

about the harvest: Harvest date: 9 March 2015
Sugar level at harvest: 25° Balling
Yield per hectare: 7.0 tons/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 14 months 225-litre French second fill barrique barrels
Furture Maturation Potential: 6 - 8 years
Bottling Date: August 2017
Market Release Date: September 2017

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