Badsberg Merlot 2012

Badsberg Merlot 2012

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, Nicholas Husselman & Jaco Booysen
wine of origin : Breedekloof
analysis : alc : 14.35 % vol  rs : 30.5 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

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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