Diemersfontein Merlot 2014

Diemersfontein Merlot 2014

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Description

Inviting ripe red berries supported by undertones of star anise and cinnamon. Classic and elegant. Wonderfully soft and subtle while the medium-bodied structure lingers well at the end.

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VINTAGE: 2014


CULTIVAR: 89% Merlot | 8% Malbec | 3% Cabernet Franc


WINE OF ORIGIN: Coastal Region


HARVEST DATE: February 2015


YIELD: 8 ton/ha


VINIFICATION
Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and vinified separately. Fermentation happened in tanks over 6 days, pressed, put back into tank to finish malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into 3rd fill barrels for 12 months until they were blended, stabilized and bottled.

TASTING NOTES
Inviting ripe red berries supported by undertones of star anise and cinnamon. Classic and elegant. Wonderfully soft and subtle while the medium-bodied structure lingers well at the end.

FOOD PAIRING
Diemersfontein Merlot pairs harmoniously with Mediterranean Lamb burgers, Roast chicken with Thyme and onions or Veal served with Portabello mushrooms. Merlot’s ample acid structure also does surprisingly well with tomato based dishes.

ANALYSIS
ALC: 14% | TA:5.62g/l | pH:3.56 | RS:3.3g/l