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Thelema Merlot Reserve 2018

Thelema Merlot Reserve 2018
Thelema Merlot Reserve 2018
This wine is a blend of the best parcels within our merlot vineyards. A wine well structured and showing extraordinary concentrations of ripe berries and cedar wood. Will reward cellaring.
Technical Analysis
alc 14
rs 1.8
pH 3.41
ta 6.0
Wine Information
Winemaker Gyles Webb & Rudi Schultz
Variety Merlot
BlendPercent 100% Merlot
FoodSuggest Mushroom risotto, rich pastas and grilled meats.
Ageing Will continue to develop well for 8 years.
Cellar Yeasts: Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp: 27 °C
Method: De-stalked, hand sorted, crushed, pumped into stainless steel fermentation tanks, cold soak for two days, and pumped over twice a day for 5 days, an aerated pump over in the morning and a closed circulation in the afternoon. After fermentation the wine is pressed and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Wood maturation: 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Harvest Picking date: 21 March
Grape sugar: 25.4 °B
Acidity: 5.1 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.54
Vineyard Root stock: R99
Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 1988
Plant density: 3200 vines per hectare
Trellising: vertical hedge
Pruning: 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield: 12 t/ha
Irrigation: supplementary drip
Vintage: A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced,well structured wines with lovely intensity.
Style
body Full
style Dry
taste Fragrant
type Red
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Thelema
R390.00
R390.00 per bottle
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