Cederberg Merlot - Shiraz 2013

Cederberg Merlot - Shiraz 2013

Sweet plums and blackcurrants from the Merlot and cherries and spice from the Shiraz. A wine that is very accessible and smooth with fruity flavours lingering on the palate.

This red blend is a must with every braai, but also suited to rich game dishes.

variety : Merlot [ 69% Merlot, 31% Shiraz ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Platter’s SA Wine Guide2015: 3½ stars - 2012 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014: 3½ stars - 2011 vintage
Veritas 2013: Silver - 2011 vintage
Wine Spectator 2013: 88 points - 2010 vintage

ageing : Drink now, or keep up to 4 years

in the vineyard : 

Facing: South
Soil Types: Glenrosa / Slate / Hutton
Age & origin of vines: 10 - 19 years
Vineyard area: 7.5 ha
Trellised: 6 wire extended Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: MO3 & SH22 on R99

about the harvest: Yield per Ha: 9t/ha
Harvest Date: 7 - 27 March 2013
Degree Balling at Harvest: 25° Merlot; 26° Shiraz

in the cellar : A fantastic blend of 69% merlot and 31% shiraz.
Vinification: Cold soaking of each cultivar for 3 days, inoculate with yeast, pump overs every 4 - 6 hours, maximum temperature of 28° C
Barrel maturation: Each variety barrel matured separately 3rd fill 60%, 4th fill 40% barrels, 14 months in oak, barrels used are 225ℓ medium toast, tight and medium grain oak, blending done after barrel maturation, 69% merlot, 31% shiraz

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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