Org de Rac Reserve Merlot 2013

Org de Rac Reserve Merlot 2013

The exclusive organic reserve range is grown on the south-facing slopes of Piketberg Mountain where specially selected vines yield grapes of great distinction. Thanks to meticulous cellar practices every wine in the range is an aristocrat in its own right. A feast of concentrated berry fruit flavours combines with undertones of cigar box, leather and rich vanilla.
This wine needs time while all components harmonise into a softer more elegantly balanced wine.

Rack of lamb, rare sirloin, chocolate desserts.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Frank Meaker / Jurgen Siebritz
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.8 g/l  so2 : 53 mg/l  fso2 : 12 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : 3-8 years

in the vineyard : 

Organically produced on a 4-wire extended Perold trellised wire system with drip irrigation. The soil is sustainably managed with a rotation of different cover crops, vetches and organic mulching to stimulate healthy soil microbial activity. Strict pruning, green leaf management and suckering are essential for pest and disease control and optimal shading of grapes during the ripening of the fruit.

YIELD PER HA - 10 ton/ha

in the cellar : A protion of the 2012 vintage was aged for 24 months in new 300 litre French oak barrels. The balance of the 2012 vintage was aged fro 12 months in new 300 litre French oak barrels. Bottled in June 2014.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale