De Waal Merlot 2014 (6/case) (R110/BOTTLE)

De Waal Merlot 2014 (6/case) (R110/BOTTLE)

Regular price R 660.00 Sale

WINEMAKER: Daniël de Waal

COMMENTS OF THE WINEMAKER

Beautiful berry and plum flavours on a rich middle palate, with a smooth and lingering finish

Uiterwyk Wine Estate was one of the first producers of Merlot in South Africa.

The 1984 was the maiden vintage and was chosen to be served to the first class passengers of South African Airways in 1986.

OENOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days

Alc Strength: 13.5%

TA (g/l): 5.5 g/l

PH: 3.6

RS: 2.4 g/l

Cellar Maturation: 14 months 225-litre French second fill barriques

Bottling Date: August 2015

Future Maturation Potential: 8 – 10 years

Market Release Date: October 2015

VITICULTURAL INFORMATION

Grape Varieties: Merlot

Location of Vineyard: Lower down on the north facing slopes

Soil Type: Gravel & loam

Age of Vineyard: 18 years

Root Stock: R 99

Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

Harvest Date: 11 March 2014

Sugar level at Harvest: 25°B