Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2013

Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2013

The wine shows aromas of macerated blackcurrants, cherries and plums. Ripe, fruit with well integrated caramel defines the palate with slight mint on a smooth mid-plate, following through to elegant tannins, ending dry


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.6 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

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Top 100 SA Wines 2015

in the vineyard : Cultivar clone: MO192, 343, 348
Rootstock: R110
Planted: 2005
Row direction: E / W
Plant density: 2667 vines/ha
Soil type: Oakleaf and Glenrosa
Trellis system: VSP
Pruning: 2 bud Spurs
Irrigation: Supplementary drip

about the harvest: Picking date: 24 February 2013
Grape sugar: 25.0°B
Acidity: 6.5 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.32

in the cellar : Bunch and berry sorting: By hand
Crushing and destemming: Delicate processing
Pump overs: 3 Times per day
Cold soak: 3 Days
Yeast: BDX Red
Fermentation temperature: Max 28°C
Wood maturation : 19 months in 300L, French Oak barrels, 40% new

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