Badsberg Merlot 2011

Badsberg Merlot 2011

Colour: Bright to garnet red colour.
Nose: Robust red berry with mild chocolate nuances on the nose.
Palate: Red berry & fruity flavours with soft tannins.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Willie Burger, Henri Swiegers, De Wet Hugo & Jaco Booysen
wine of origin : Breedekloof
analysis : alc : 13.83 % vol  rs : 5.05.5 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

ageing : Medium ageing potential (5 years).

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean
Rainfall: 800mm - 1000mm per year
Soil: Well drained sandy soil
Trellis system: Extended Perold
Irrigation: Micro

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested first week of march at 24° - 26° Balling.
Yield: 10 tons/ha

in the cellar : Cold soaked for 48h prior to fermentation for effective colour extraction.
Fermentation period 7 days at 24° - 27° C.

Blended with a 30% matured french oak Merlot before bottling.

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