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Merlot
Cultivar:
100% Merlot

Soil Type:
Rich loamy river sediment

Age of Vines:
7 years

Viticulture practice:
Trellised. Controlled irrigation. Green dropping to ensure
even ripeness at harvest time. Summer pruning.

Yield per Hectare:

7 tons

Time of Harvest:

March 2005

Vinification Details:

Only selected optimum ripened grapes, hand harvested,
de-stemmed right into tanks by gravity, are used. The whole berries then gets fermented with specially selected yeast with the juice being pumped over every 4 hours. The wine is then kept on the skins for three weeks and then the free juice is separated from the skins which then gets pressed. After malolactic fermentation
the wine gets blended.

Wood ageing:

12 Months in 70% French oak barrels and 30%
American oak barrels.

Bottling date:

April 2005
Maturation Potential:

up to 10 years.

Winemakers Comments:

A refined and elegantly structured Merlot with black
berry and ripe plum with hints of smokiness completed by soft tannins. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to fine red meat dishes.

Analysis:

Alc:
TA:
pH
R.S:
15
6.2
3.4
2.4

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