Romond Rebus Merlot 2012

Romond Rebus Merlot 2012

Matured in French barriques for 24 months. Rich and mouth-filling, this wine boasts dense fruit on the palate,bound by a structure of fine-grained, velvety tannins.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Rebus
winemaker : André Liebenberg
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

The merlot vineyards lie on the lower slopes of Helderberg’s West Peak. The soils are mainly Estcourt and Tukulu with some weathered granite. A section of the vineyard lies along an ancient watercourse.

Varietal: Merlot clone MO12 on rootstock 101-14/AA2 400
Age of vines: Planted in 2000
Trellising: Double Perold vertical trellis
Plant density: 3200 vines per hectare
Yield: 6 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: Aslow ripening period and a cool harvest resulted in
smaller berries with intense colour and exceptional flavours
Harvest: 26February
Grape Sugar: Average 24.8 Balling

about the harvest: Handpicked.

in the cellar : Bunches were destalked, lightly crushed and inoculated with a cultivated yeast. Cap punched down by hand 4 times per day. Fermented dry in 10 days, pressed and racked to barrels and a portion to tank for MLF. Matured in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 24 months.

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