Recreation Africa Carnivore Merlot

Recreation Africa Wines

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Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Merlot. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of varies blocks of Merlot.  The grapes came in at 25 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 13 days at a temperature of 25-26C.  In this 13 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 21 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:

This Merlot shows sweet, ripe blackberries and cherries with tones of spice and cigar box.  The palate is full and round with a concentration of ripe fruit that finishes with a lingering aftertaste.  Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character:

Flavours of red blackberries and cherries.

Enjoy with red meat and poultry dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,6

5,6

0,5

FSO2

TSO2

pH

34

89

3,51