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Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Merlot 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jaco Potgieter
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
4.3 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Bright garnet with a bright strawberry rim. Packed with juicy black cherry and fleshy plum aromas that tumble softly across the palate with plush mulberry and spice flavours interwoven with soft ripe tannins and subtle oak intrigue for a smooth and juicy finish.

Ageing Potential

Drinknow or wityhin a year or two from vintage

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

A soft and juicy medium bodied red. Great for social sipping around the fire, or with sticky ribs, roast lamb, pizza or pasta.

In The Vineyard

A very dry winter followed by a hot, dry summer: The winter of May to August 2017 in the Cape Winelands was cold enough to ensure proper vine dormancy, but it was one of the driest in decades. A hot growing season followed.

About The Harvest

Harvested by hand at an average ripeness of 24° B.

In The Cellar

Fermented on the skins until dry. After pressing, the young wine was allowed to complete malolcatic fermentation on French oak staves then left for a further 3 months for thorough integration and complexity. Final blending and bottling takes place at our cellars in Wellington.

Other Vintages

Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Merlot 2017 Jaco Potgieter Merlot
Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Merlot 2015 Jaco Potgieter Merlot

Additional Information
“Smooth, supple and succulently fruity”

CONTACT DETAILS

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