Kleine Draken Merlot 2011 - Sold Out

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - 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

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Very Dry
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

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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