Douglas Green Merlot / Malbec 2008

Douglas Green Merlot / Malbec 2008

Bright with a crimson heart and purple rim. Crushed summer berry and ripe plum aromas with delicate vanilla spice and earthy tones. Medium-bodied explosion of red berry flavours offset by a hint of spice. Well balanced silky mouth-feel with soft ripe tannins. An easy drinking medium-bodied red wine offering ample juicy red fruit and pleasing complexity.

Enjoy on its own or with pasta, pizza, duck and a variety of red meat dishes.

variety : Merlot [ 70% Merlot, 30% Malbec ]
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wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.16 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.07 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Our viticulturalist selects grapes from defined vinyards across the Western Cape for terroir specificity and optimal varietal expression. 

about the harvest: The Merlot and Malbec grapes were harvested at 23° Balling.

in the cellar : Grapes are vinified separately in appointed cellars where our oenologist has the strictest control over very process. The components were fermenteed to 4° Balling before oak chips were added and malolactic fermentation was completed. Final blending and bottling took place in our cellars in Wellington.

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