DeWaal Young Vines Merlot 2016

DeWaal Young Vines Merlot 2016

Part of our Lifestyle range, this is a lovely lighter-style Merlot, fruit-driven and balanced, with flavours of mulberries, cherries and a soft finish.

Wonderful to pickled fish, meat salads and pasta dishes. Could be enjoyed chilled in summer.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.37 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 4.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 3 - 4 years

Although presented under the Young Vines range, these vineyards are between 13 - 15 years old.

in the vineyard : Location of Vineyard: Lower down on the north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 15 years
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 10 March 2014
Sugar level at harvest: 24.5° B
Yield per Hectate: 11.0 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 3 months in older French oak barrels
Bottling Date: May 2017.

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