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Alberta Annemarie Merlot 2014

Alberta Annemarie Merlot 2014

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The Vineyards

The Muratie Merlot was harvested from three different blocks on the estate. The vines were planted in 1990 and 1992. Two of the blocks are North West facing and the third block faces north. The elevation of the vines is at 280m above sea level.

The Table Mountain sandstone soil provides good moisture to these dry-land vineyards. All the vines are planted on Richter 99 rootstock.

The Production

The grapes were handpicked yielding 4.5 tons per hectare. They were then crushed, destalked and pumped into traditional open fermenters. Pump-overs and plunging was done at regular intervals. The wine was matured in French oak barrels (33% new oak) for 12 months.

Winemakers Comment

Intense ruby-coloured wine with pronounced aromas of dark chocolate, black cherries, toasted hazelnuts and an unusual herbal edge. The aromas give way to elegant flavours of black fruits (cherries, blackberries and ripe plums) matched with rich and savoury notes of black olives, liquorice and spicy tannins (cloves and cinnamon sticks). A richly layered wine with plenty of backbone and structure – should be enjoyed now with a fine steak or a salty, matured Cheddar – or keep it safe for a further five years to drink it at its very best.

Analysis:

Alcohol:14.39%
Residual Sugar:3.7 g/l
Total acid:5.8 g/l
pH:3.64

Download tasting notes here.

Tasting Hours

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00

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