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Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Danielle le Roux
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.00 %vol
pH
356
RS
4.9 g/l
TA
5.60 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Accolades

2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze Award

Tasting Notes

A complex wine, with fresh red berries and cinnamon on the nose. Raspberries, sweet cherries and subtle hints of mint and vanilla unfold throughout this layered wine. A smooth, well balanced finish leaves your palate lingering for another sip. Enjoy now or age up to 6 years.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or age up to 6 years.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

The Merlot vineyards are planted at 130m above see-level in cool, nutrient-rich Tukulu soils. Located on a crest, the vineyards receive constant exposure to the sun, contributing to ripeness and richness of flavour in the grapes. Leaves are picked out twice during the berry set to increase sunlight exposure while still giving adequate shade. The blocks are harvested twice to avoid any under ripe grapes. The vineyards are 14 years of age and yields at an average 8 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Harvest takes place in the early hours of morning into small lugs. The grapes are cooled overnight, and fermentation takes place at 25 degrees C, preserving freshness and elegance of flavour.

In The Cellar

Malolactic fermentation ensues in tank, and the wine is racked immediately to preserve fruit purity. Medium toast French oak is used to mature the wine, 10% of these being new 225ℓ barriques and the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill. The wine is bottled after 14-16 months.

Other Vintages

Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2014 Danielle le Roux Merlot
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2013 Francois Joubert Merlot
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2012 Francois Joubert Merlot
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2011 Francois Joubert Merlot

Additional Information
Asara's Vineyard Range stays true to vineyard of origin by means of minimal cellar handling. THE property is located in the Polkadraai Hills, whose primary terroir inuence is granite based soils and undulating hills.

CONTACT DETAILS

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel

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fax  +27.218888001

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