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Villiera Monro Merlot 2016

Intensely aromatic with forthcoming berry fruit and hints of chocolate, spice and vanilla. It is well balanced with velvety texture but with enough grip to ensure good length.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.04 % vol  rs : 2.73 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.42 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2018 IWSC - Silver Outstanding
Old Mutual Wine and Trophy Show Silver

ageing : The complexity will ensure that Monro Merlot should keep for up to 10 years.

Monro Merlot is Villiera’s “Reserve” red bottled under the historic family name “MONRO”. It was the obvious choice of brand as it symbolizes the dedication and heritage that are hallmarks of this wine. This wine is designed to appeal to the consumer looking for greater complexity, terroir character and longevity. From 2016 it is made exclusively from Merlot to highlight the potential for Merlot in our conditions.

in the vineyard : We have identified and nurtured blocks that can achieve greatness.

about the harvest: Optimally ripe Merlot was hand harvested from selected blocks of old vines and the low yields ensure concentration. The healthy fruit was destalked with only 60% being crushed and the balance remained in the form of whole berries.

in the cellar : Both the pump over and punch down systems were used for extraction purposes and a portion was taken through to the final blending stage without the use of preservative. After pressing, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (50% new) for MLF and maturation. After two barrel rackings and 18 months the wine was blended and bottled.

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