Tulbagh Winery Merlot 2005

Tulbagh Winery Merlot 2005

Colour: Deep ruby with a brigh crimson rim.
Nose: Rich beefy, fruity pie with lots of crushed blackberry intensity and some herbal top notes.
Palate: Mild to fullish in body, smooth supple ripe fruit, rounded in the right places.

Serve with oxtail stew, lamb knuckle potjie, pan-fried fillet, meaty lasagne and boerewors.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Tulbagh Winery
winemaker : Carl Allen & Elsabé le Roux
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes are from selected vineyards on different soil types throughout the valley.

about the harvest: Harvested by both machine and hand during February at 24.6°B.

in the cellar : Grapes are fermented on the skins under controlled temperatures. Yeast strains are selected to enhance the natural flavours of the grapes. Pumpover took place every 4 hours. Wood chips were added after malolactic fermentation for more complexity.

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