Buitenverwachting Wines
Merlot 2011
Grape variety: Merlot
Location: Constantia
Harvest date: March 2011
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: December 2013
Alcohol: 14.43 %
Res. Sugar: 1,4 g/l
Total acidity: 6,0 g/l
pH: 3,46 g/l
Total SO2: 37 ppm
Comments: The Merlot 2011 is of a elegant style and offers delicious raspberry, plum and chocolate like characters.
Food Match: Game, Lamb and selected muscular game fish.