DeWaal Merlot 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.68
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 4.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
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
Ripe berry flavours with a hint of mint. A rich and full bodied Merlot, ready to be enjoyed.
Ageing Potential
8-10 years
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Location of vineyard: Lower down on the south facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of vineyards planted: 26 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: 3-wire hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest date: 15 March 2009
Sugar level at harvest: 25° Balling
Yield per hectare: 8.1 tons/ha
In The Cellar
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (40% new, 60% second fill)
Bottling Date: January 2010

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