DeWaal Merlot 2002
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award 2005 - Gold
Uiterwyk Wine Estate was one of the first producers of Merlot in South Africa. The 1984 was the maiden vintage and was considered such good quality that it was chosen to be served to the first class passengers of South African Airways in 1986
Tasting Notes
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award 2005 - Gold
Ripe berry flavours with a hint of mint. A rich and full bodied Merlot, ready to be enjoyed.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Location of vineyard: Lower down on the South facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & clay
Age of vineyards planted: 20 years
Root stock: R 99
Method of trellising: 3-wire hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest date: 25 February 2002
Sugar level at harvest: 25° Balling
Yield per hectare: 7 tons per hectare
In The Cellar
Length of fermentation & maceration: 14 days
Cellar barrel maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (45% new, 55% second fill)
Bottling date: February 2004
Market release date: Winter 2004
Production: 500 cases

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