Delheim Merlot 2018

Delheim Merlot 2018

Notes of tobacco, dark fruit mainly plum and hints of buchu. A medium bodied and fruit driven style of Merlot, with a subtle structure and silky tannins. Fleshy plums, cigar box and oak undertones with very smooth and silky tannins. Perfect to savour on it’s own but also a great companion to a hearty lamb stew.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Roelof Lotriet
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded organic
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine will benefit from careful cellaring for 2-4 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Block name(s): Pinetrees, Peperboom and Langry draad
Year planted: 2008, 2002,1998
Size: 2.51ha, 3.02ha and 4.36ha
Soil: Oakleaf profile, mainly decomposed granite
Slope: South-West facing
Elevation : 260-300m above sea level

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked.

in the cellar : Grapes were de-stemmed and crushed. The wine was fermented in Stainless steel tanks with pump-overs done 3time a day. The wine was fermented dry and then pressed. Malolactic fermentation was done partially in barrel and tanks. The wine was then matured in French oak barrels (300L barrels) for a period of 12 months before blending. A light filtration was done before bottling.

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