Kleine Draken Merlot 2011 - Sold Out
Technical Analysis
: Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.76 %vol
pH : 3.59
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Free SO2 : 29 mg/l
Appellation : Paarl
Type : Red
Style : Very Dry
Taste : Fruity

Best value 2012 Award from the Best Value Wine Guide
Tasting Notes
Colour: Ruby red colour.
Nose: Red fruit on the nose.
Palate: Smooth easy drinking. Slightly wooded and well balanced.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Red meat dishes, pasta or on its own.
In The Vineyard
Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains
About The Harvest
Type: Hand-picked
Date: 2 March 2011
Yield: 10 tons/ha
In The Cellar
After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85°C and then re-cooled to 24°C. The mash was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain. At about 2° Balling the mash was pressed and French oak staves was added. After maturation the wine was lightly filtered before bottling in May 2011.

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