Rickety Bridge Merlot 2019

Rickety Bridge Merlot 2019

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 : 13.81 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: Harvested from two vineyards in Franschhoek, one from the Estate itself and the other one from another property in the valley. Both blocks yield about 6-8 tonnes per ha. The grapes were hand harvested at 24 Balling in February 2019.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in open fermentation tanks at 22-25˚C with 2 punch downs daily. The wines were pressed after 21 days on the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and maturation took place in 15% new and 85% older French oak barrels for a total of 12 to 14 months.

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