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Middelvlei Merlot 2014
Technical Analysis
: Tinnie Momberg
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.23 %vol
pH : 3.50
RS : 3.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Body : Medium

Tasting Notes
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An elegant medium-bodied wine with concentrated flavours of plums with hints of red and black berry aromas with a soft lingering finish.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
The Merlot vines on Middelvlei were planted in 2002 and cover 9.8 hectares. They were grafted onto rootstock Richter 99 and are situated at around 160m above sea level, facing southwest.

The average rainfall is 700ml per annum for the growing season (September – December) the rainfall was slightly above average, 986mm for the 2014/2015.
About The Harvest
The grapes were hand-picked and harvested beginning March 2014 at an average sugar level of 25.5° Balling.
In The Cellar
In the cellar, the juice was fermented at 24° C on the skins for 8 days in open cement tanks. The yeast type WE 372 was used for inoculation. The wine also underwent malolactic fermentation. Only the juice naturally drained of the freshly crushed grapes were used. The wine was matured on wood staves for 8 months (70% French & 30% American).

Bottled: April 2015

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