2015 Merlot | Cabernet Franc

R109.00

A rich dark ruby coloured wine invites you to a nose full of black cherries, mulberries and mixed spices. These enticing flavours follow through onto a supple palate with dark chocolate flavours with a smooth lingering finish.

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Description

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Wine Making

The grapes were received during the early morning hours. Crushing and de-stemming commenced and the mash was pumped to fermentation tanks. We did 3 days of cold maceration. Yeast was then added so that fermentation could start. Fermentation temperature was held between 18-30°C. Aerated pump-overs were performed 4 times per day with moving the volume of the tank once with every pump-over. MACERATION lasted15-25 days. A Bucher Pneumatic press was used and the first press-wine went with the free-run and the next press-wine was kept aside and treated separately. Malo-lactic fermentation were done in stainless steel tanks. 18 Months oak contact in French oak barrels, 20% new oak.

Location

The Merlot vineyard is planted on N-NW; SW-W and N, S facing slopes from 160m-200m above sea-level. These blocks are planted on the following soil types: Swartland, Tukulu, Vilafonte and Glenrosa. These soils vary from medium to heavy textured, with a clay content that varies from 15-20%. The Cabernet Franc is planted on a S, SW slope – mainly Tukulu soil

Analysis

Alc: 14%

Merlot 51% and Franc 37%

T.A.: 5.1g/l

PH: 3.61

RS: 3.7

Discount Sliding Scale

Value Offering

We pride ourselves in adding value wherever possible beyond our wines! We have created additional benefits for all export clientele.

As an option we provide a sliding scale of discounts according to the volume of orders & the frequency of orders:

(40ft) orders

We can provide a 6.5% – 10% discount on a full container (40ft) order

20ft) order

We can provide a 3 – 5.5% discount on half a container(20ft) order

Alongside these discounts, we are willing to offer a 90 Day payment term for all orders of half a container and more.