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Riebeek Cellars Merlot 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Alecia Hamman
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Swartland
Alcohol
14.34 %vol
pH
3.52
RS
3.9 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

One of the most popular wines in the Riebeek range, the Merlot offers an array of red berries and a soft and mellow pallet. The style is elegant with well-integrated fruit and oak flavours on the nose. The palate is velvety and smooth with an aftertaste that lingers with the juicy flavours of abundant berries.


Ageing Potential

Ready to drink, but will benefit from another year in the bottle.


Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Serve at room temperature. This mellow and fruity Merlot can easily be enjoyed on its own, but is also very versatile when it comes to the table. A perfect partner with lighter red meat dishes, spaghetti bolognaise and chicken, the Merlot is also the ideal if you prefer red wine with your vegetarian meal and pasta.


In The Vineyard

"Wine of Origin": Swartland
Cellar: Riebeek Wine Cellar, Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeek Valley
Viticulturist: Hanno van Schalkwyk
Vineyard: Supplementary irrigation, trellised wines


About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at an average of 25° Balling
Yield: 10 tons per hectare.


In The Cellar

Grapes were cold soaked overnight. Inoculated with selective yeast. Fermentation took place at 24° - 26°C. Wine were pressed at above 2° Balling. Malolactic fermentation finished in stainless steel tanks. Oak maturation include French oak chips, French oak staves and 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. All blended together to perfection.


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