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.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kleine Draken Merlot 2013 Jean van Rooyen Merlot
Kleine Draken Merlot 2012 Jean van Rooyen Merlot
Kleine Draken Merlot 2011 - Sold Out Jean van Rooyen Merlot

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