Elgin Vintners Merlot 2015

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Elgin Vintners Merlot 2015

Deep ruby velvet in colour with an exotic nose combining red plums, black berries, blueberries, violets, cardamom and walnuts that follows though onto the palate. Silky tannins combined

with a rich purity of fruit and somewhat savoury finish distinguish this seamless wine as a great ambassador for Merlot from the cool climate Elgin region.

Elgin Vintners Merlot 2015

The 2015 Elgin Vintners Merlot is our eleventh vintage. Within the Elgin Valley the 2015 vintage is considered by most of the winemakers to have been a near perfect one. The wines vinified in

2015 are proving to be intense in colour, highly fruit driven and of overall exceptional quality.

ORIGIN Wine of Origin Elgin

HARVEST DATE 2nd March 2015 (three weeks earlier than 2014)

BOTTLING DATE 10th December 2016

VITICULTURE The Merlot grapes (Clone Mo 343) were sourced from a Merlot block planted on Eikenhof Farm at an altitude of 400m.

WINEMAKER Martin Meinert in his Devon Crest Winery, Stellenbosch.

WINEMAKING The Merlot grapes were vinified in the traditional manner. The grapes received a cold soak of 5 days at 8° C. The WE372 yeast strain was selected to facilitate fermentation.

There was no extended maceration after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was completed in tank. The wine was then transferred to 225 lit French oak barriques where it matured for

20 months. The new wood component was 20%. Approximately 6.5% Malbec was blended into the final barrel selection in order to further enhance the texture and complexity of the wine.

After a light egg white fining the wine was bottled on 10th December 2016.

TASTING NOTES Deep ruby velvet in colour with an exotic nose combining red plums, black berries, blueberries, violets, cardamom and walnuts that follows though onto the palate. Silky

tannins combined with a rich purity of fruit and somewhat savoury finish distinguish this seamless wine as a great ambassador for Merlot from the cool climate Elgin region.

TECHNICAL Alcohol 14.11 Vol% (14.0% on label)

Total acid 5.6 g/ℓ.

Residual sugar 1.8 g/ℓ.

pH 3.56

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