La Petite Ferme Merlot 2017

La Petite Ferme Merlot 2017

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.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : La Petite Ferme
winemaker : Wikus Pretorius
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 6.4 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 : 

Picked between 25.0 - 25.5 Balling Fermentation in open fermenters for 10 days, cap punched down manually every 5 hours. Wood maturation: 225L French Oak barrels for 12months, 25% new
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.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale