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Eikendal Merlot 2017

Eikendal Merlot 2017

The Eikendal Merlot 2017 has an attractive nose that reminds one of forest floor, violets, plums, black berries, cherries and peppery spices. On the palate the wine and full and rounded, with soft tannins and a rich taste of black berries and plums. The elegant finish is long and pleasant.

Pair with Blackened Salmon, Charcuterie, Chinese style Crispy Duck Pancakes.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

John Platter 2020 - 4.5 Stars
2019 - 93 Points Tim Atkin
2019 - Double Gold National Wine Challenge

ageing : Up to 5 years if cellared correctly.

in the vineyard : The planting is 1.2m x 2.4m in vertical shoot positioning with spur pruning. (Clone 348A.) The age of the vineyard is between 8-12 years and under irrigation. The yield approximately 2kg per vine and berry aromatic sequence module is used for determining ripeness.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked in small crates and cooled down in a pre-cooler to 1˚C.

in the cellar : Berry sorting into the cellar. The grapes were not crushed, only destemmed after which it was cold soaked for up to 15 days. Long and slow fermentation was maintained with minimal punch downs. Malolactic fermentation occurred in the barrel. The wine was matured for 16 months in 300l custom made Burgundian oak barrels – 20% new oak and 80% 2nd and 3rd fill.

Cellarmaster: Nico Grobler

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