Devonet Merlot Pinotage

R65.00

The wine has a deep ruby colour. The cherry and red berry character of the Merlot is apparent and complimented by the plum fruitiness of of the Pinotage. Lovely harmonious blend. To be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 2 – 3 years.

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Description

The wine has a deep ruby colour. The cherry and red berry character of the Merlot is apparent and complimented by the plum fruitiness of of the Pinotage. Lovely harmonious blend. To be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 2 – 3 years.

Vintage 2005
Varietal Pinotage
Bottle size 750ml

Additional information

Origin

From selected vineyards in the prime red wine growing area of the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch.

Climate

Mediterranean – summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards i n the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.

Tasting Notes

The wine has a deep ruby colour. The cherry and red berry character of the Merlo t is apparent and complimented by the plum fruitiness of of the Pinotage.

Alcohol

1 4 .5%

Residual Sugar

3.3 g/l

Total acidity

5. 6 g/l

pH

3. 49

Vinification

The grapes are hand – harvested at optimal ripeness. They are then destalked, crushed and fermented for 7 days on their skins in open fermenting tanks. The average fermentation temperature is 32° C.