Buitenverwachting Wines
Merlot 2012
Grape variety: Merlot
Location: Constantia
Harvest date: March 2012
Yield: 9,2 tons / ha
Vinification: Fermentation and post maturation on skins for 21 days. Barrel matured for 22months. 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation.
Bottling date: January 2014
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Res. Sugar: 1,9 g/l
Total acidity: 5,7 g/l
pH: 3,48 g/l
Total SO2: 19 ppm
Comments: The Merlot 2012 is of a elegant style and offers delicious raspberry, plum and chocolate like characters.
Food Match: Game, Lamb and selected muscular game fish.