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Franschhoek Cellar - The Old Museum Merlot 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Richard Duckitt
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.00 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
3.5 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby red with attractive of plum and black cherry aromas tinged with herbal tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. Soft and juicy with mouth-filling summer berry flavours that finish smoothly with sour cherry succulence.

Ageing Potential

Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 3 years from vintage.

Blend Information

95% Merlot, 5% Malbec

Food Suggestions

Best served between 16° C and 18° C for easy social drinking with or without food. Great with spicy sausages, roast lamb, spaghetti bolognaise, pizza or cottage pie,

In The Vineyard

The grapes are selected from vineyards varying in age from 8 to 26 years. The vineyards are planted on very particular soil types to allow for the optimum vine growth balance.

About The Harvest

Picked by hand through February at an average ripeness of 25° B.

In The Cellar

Each parcel of grapes was cold macerated on the skins for 24 hours before inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation at controlled temperatures with regular gentle pumpovers and punchdowns followed by 8 - 12 months maturation on French oak before final blending, stabilisation and bottling.



Additional Information
Inspiration: Established in 1954, the old museum houses a fascinating journey through the early pioneer life and times in the Franschhoek valley chronicling intriguing geneology of the original Huguenot settlers. Our MERLOT pays homage to this French ancestory at the heart of our valley.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Franschhoek Cellar

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fax  +27.218764107

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