DeWaal Merlot 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016 - chosen as one of the top 15 Merlots at the show
Tasting Notes
Beautiful plum and spice flavours with dark fruit, rich on middle palate, with a smooth and lingering finish.
Ageing Potential
This wine will benefit with ageing for up to 5 - 8 years
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Lovely food wine, to be enjoyed with Roast Lamb, or good piece of Fillet
In The Vineyard
Location of vineyard: Lower down on the south facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: 3-wire hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest date: 11 March 2014
Sugar level at harvest: 25° Balling
Yield per hectare: 7.0 tons/ha
In The Cellar
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre barriques 
Furture Maturation Potential: 8 - 10 years
Bottling Date: August 2015
Market Release Date: October 2015
Additional Information
Interesting fact: Uiterwyk Wine Estate was one of the first producers of Merlot in South Africa. The 1984 was the maiden vintage and was chosen to be served to the first class passengers of South African Airways in 1986.

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