A PASSION FOR PERFECTION
This wine consists of only one cultivar, Merlot. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of our best block of Merlot. The grapes came in at 24 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours. After cold maturation, the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 15 days at a temperature of 24-25C. In this 15 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were done. The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 19 days thereafter. The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. After maturation, the wine was prepared for bottling.
Cellar Master Comment:
Full flavours of red and black-berries integrated with a touch of oak. Perfectly balanced on the palate with softwood nuances in the background for a memorable finish. Maturation potential 5 years.
Flavours of blackberries and chocolate.
Enjoy with meaty pasta dishes and red meat dishes.
Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.