Kleine Draken Merlot 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.08 %vol
pH : 3.56
RS : 1.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Paarl
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2015 Ultra Wine Challenge - Silver
Tasting Notes
Smooth easy drinking. Slightly wooded and well balanced. Red fruit on the nose.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Red meat dishes, pasta or on its own.
In The Vineyard
Cultivar: Merlot 100%
Region: Paarl
Irrigation: Overhead
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest
Type: Hand picked
Date: 7 February 2013
Yield: 9 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. French oak was used for 7 months. After maturation the wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

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