Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2017

Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2017

To create this wine our winemaker selected only the most exceptional fruit, grown in prime vineyard blocks. An elegant wine with aromatics of black cherries and currants nishing with a subtle spice.

Serve with Boeuf Bourguignon; Chicken Marsala; Quesadillas and minestrone soup.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 2 - 3 years from bottling.

in the vineyard : The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

in the cellar : Grapes were cold soaked for two days after which traditional skin fermentation commenced. After completion of alcoholic fermentation wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in second fill French oak barrels for 12 months.

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