Kleine Draken Merlot 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 12.36 %vol
pH : 3.95
RS : 0.9 g/l
Total Acid : 3.9 g/l
Free SO2 : 37 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: 14 March 2012
Yield: 8 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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