Rickety Bridge Merlot 2017

Rickety Bridge Merlot 2017

Notes of red cherry and ripe plum layered with herbal nuances and hints of oak spice on the nose. A juicy palate with red currants and blueberries gives way to lingering dark chocolate flavours. Well-structured with refined tannins and a lengthy finish.

Traditional bobotie, spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, grilled chicken and beef stews.
Serving Temperature - 15° - 17 C.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 

Peak potential from 2020, will mature up to 2024.

about the harvest: 

2 ½ hectares of well-manicured 16 year old vines grown in structured La Motte soils (alluvial with a high percentage of decomposed plant material in the lower levels). Yield of 6 tonnes / ha. Rickety Bridge Merlot grapes were harvested by hand at 24.4˚ Balling in February 2017.

in the cellar : 

Fermentation took place in open fermentation tanks at 25 - 30˚C with 4 punch downs daily. The wines were pressed after 21 days up to 0.9 bar. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and maturation took place 20% new and 80% older French oak barrels for a total of 15 months.

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