Creation Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot 2011

Creation Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot 2011

A Bordeaux-style blend in the finest tradition. Dense, blue-black in colour with gorgeous hues of violet. The sumptuous berry bouquet tempts with generous blackberry and blackcurrant aromas against a background of smoky oak. The palate is in perfect harmony: taut and richly textured with well-integrated tannins promising excellent maturation potential.


variety : Merlot [ 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Creation Wines
winemaker : JC Martin
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Optimum drinkability: 2012 - 2020

about the harvest: Harvest date: End April - beginning May 2011

in the cellar : Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Light filtration before bottling.
Barrel ageing: 18 months 31% new wood, 33% 2nd, 36% 3rd fill
Bottling date: December 2012