La Petite Ferme Merlot 2015

La Petite Ferme Merlot 2015

A Merlot that is subtle, complex, elegant and firm in each glass. This is a wine that lures you in with elements of cherry fruits, buchu, peppermint chocolate and mocha. The wine also spends 12 months on French oak which is integrated elegantly and delivers good weight on the mid-palate and finishing off with firm powdery tannins. A complex , but balanced wine with great versatility.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : La Petite Ferme
winemaker : Wikus Pretorius
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.39 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

about the harvest: 

Picked between 25.0- 25.5 Balling

in the cellar : 

Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours.
Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 25%new

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale