DeWaal Young Vines Merlot 2012

DeWaal Young Vines Merlot 2012

The De Waal Young Vines Merlot is a soft accessible wine, with juicy fruit flavours, predominantly black cherries on the nose which follows through on the palate.

The De Waal Young Vines Merlot will pair well with poultry as well as with pasta.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : We believe that this wine will age for 2 - 3 years but is drinking beautifully now.

in the vineyard : This wine was produced from 12 year old vineyards. The vineyard is situated on North facing slopes. The soil type is gravel and loam.

about the harvest: The vines are trellised and produce around 11 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : The wine is pressed and the fermentation and maceration period takes 14 days. The wine then spent 6 months in French Oak barrels.

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