Cederberg Merlot - Shiraz 2018

Cederberg Merlot - Shiraz 2018

Sweet plums and blackcurrants from the Merlot and cherries and spice from the Shiraz. A wine that is very accessible and smooth with fruity flavours lingering on the palate.

This red blend is a must with every braai, but also suited to rich game dishes.

variety : Merlot [ 70% Merlot, 30% Shiraz ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now, or keep up to 4 years

A fantastic blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Shiraz.

in the vineyard : Facing: South
Soil types: Sandstone, Glenrosa, Slate and Hutton
Age of vines: 15 - 21 years
Vineyard area: 7.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 8 t/ha
Trellised: 6 wire extended Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: MO3 and SH22 on R99

about the harvest: Harvest date: 8 March - 5 April 1018
Degree balling at harvest: 25ºB Merlot, 26°B Shiraz

in the cellar : Cold soaking for 2 days, inoculate with yeast, pump overs every 6 hours, maximum temperature of 28ºC: Each variety barrel matured separately - 3rd fill 60%, 4th fill 40% barrels, 14 months in oak, barrels used are 225l medium toast, tight and medium grain oak, blending done after barrel maturation, 70% Merlot, 30% Shiraz.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale


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