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Zevenwacht Merlot 2016

Zevenwacht Merlot 2016
Zevenwacht Merlot 2016
Rich and generous with plush concentrated flavours of plums, chocolate and a combination of red and black cherries. Layers of red fruit, strawberries and hints of red cherries that cover the palate from start to finish. For those with a fondness for a sof
Technical Analysis
alc 14.5
rs 2.9
pH 3.52
ta 5.5
Wine Information
Winemaker Hagen Viljoen
Variety Merlot
BlendPercent 100% Merlot
FoodSuggest When to Enjoy: Socialising with friends over a relaxed meal.
How to Serve: A nice cool 16° - 18°.
Our meal suggestions: Terrific with meaty fish such as Tuna or Salmon or with goat’s cheese on a wild mushroom and spinach salad or a tasty pizza.   Delicious with chocolate/berry desert!
Ageing Will reward you handsomely with some maturation between 3 –6 years.
Cellar The grapes were picked at optimal tannin and fruit ripeness with a sugar of 25-25.5 Brix.  Berries were sorted with the sorting table during harvesting.   At the cellar, we gave the berries a light crush and fermented in 10 ton fermenters with a temperature peak at 27°C.   During the active part of fermentation, we gave the wine four pump overs.   This action allows for a soft extraction of ripe skin tannin and colour.  The wine aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 300L & 500L barrels for 16 months
Vineyard Two very different vineyards in Stellenbosch supplied the fruit for this wine. The first site, 350m above sea level on the south-west facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills area, provides bright and juicy fruit with good acidity, tannic weight and absolute fruit density on the palate. The second vineyard on the lower South Western slopes of Polkadraai Hills, offers Ribena Ripeness, generosity and length on the palate. Although soil types differ between the sites, they all have some form of decomposed granite lying over structured clay subsoil allowing for ample drainage and water retention when required
body Full
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Zevenwacht Estate
R120.00 per bottle
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