Buitenverwachting Wines
Merlot 2009
Grape variety: Merlot
Location: Constantia
Harvest date: March 2009
Yield: 9,2 tons / ha
Vinification: Fermentation and post maturation on skins for 21 days. Barrel matured for 18-24 months. 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation.
Bottling date: November 2011
Alcohol: 14.56 %
Res. Sugar: 1,5 g/l
Total acidity: 6,5 g/l
pH: 3,45
Total SO2: 43 ppm
Comments: The Merlot 2009 is of a riper style and offers delicious raspberry, plum and chocolate like characters.
Food Match: Game, Lamb and selected muscular game fish.