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Protea Merlot 2020

Protea Merlot 2020

Seductive dark berry compote with attractive spicy highlights on the nose. Rounded, plush and appealing on entry, delivering what the nose promised: plum, mulberry, cherry and blackberry fruit sprinkled with spice. Soft textured and velvety smooth, the wine has a good frame and backbone. Beautifully poised and integrated, the flavours linger on a long, rewarding finish. Packed with appeal! by good structure and body.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.3 g/l  va : 0.56 g/l  so2 : 96 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : AVERAGE TEMP: 18.2°C
RAINFALL: 621mm
HARVESTING BEGAN: 5 February 2020
HARVESTING ENDED: 24 February 2020
ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Western Cape
SOIL TYPE: Decomposed granite
YIELD: 11ton/ha
CULTIVAR: 100% Merlot

about the harvest: The grapes used to produce this fruit forward; elegant style of wine was selected from specifically selected growing regions to ensure complexity. Alcoholic fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks and vinification process was conducted with care to preserve the fruit components in the wine. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in the tank. The wine was finally aged on a selection of French oak staves for approximately 12 months.

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