Meinert Merlot 2014

R14650

From:  At Devon Crest Vineyard just outside Stellenbosch, Meinert Wines are made in a personalised range, in limited volumes. Each wine takes its journey from vine to barrel with much science, care and creativity to ensure uniqueness and individual character.

Vineyards: A rather complex blend of three Merlot vineyards plus a dash of Petit Verdot. All our soils on Devon Crest are deep and well drained with a high clay content. Vines receive supplementary irrigation if we have water. Average yield 7 tons/ha.

Blend:
Merlot 97.5%
Petit Verdot 2.5%

Winemaking: Fermented with natural yeasts, made in classic low intervention manner, no extended skin maceration. One third kept on the lees in tank, the rest aged 24 months in second, third and fourth fill French oak barrels, racked at intervals as necessary. Polished with a light (half an egg per 100 litres) fining and a coarse filtration.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.2 vol%
Residual sugar 2.6 g/l
Total acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.60
Total extract 27.0 g/l

Comments: Meinert Merlot in its classic elegant smooth style. Drink from release in late 2016 to 2020. Fresh, rich brick red colour. Dried herbs and ripe berries, quite a heady nose, no doubt it will settle some more. A gentle wine with a soft round middle and a firm crisp finish. Ideal to enjoy with game birds like quail, guinea fowl and duck. Lamb suits the wine’s herbal touches.

Category: Product ID: 1590

Description

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Blend:

This blend is made of Merlot (85%) and a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%).

Alcohol 14.20 vol%
Residual sugar 1,6 g/l
Total acidity 6,1 g/l
pH 3,45
Total extract 28,6 g/l

Blend:

This blend is made of 87% Merlot, a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon (9%) and Cabernet franc (4%).

Alcohol 14.14 vol%
Residual sugar 1,4 g/l
Total acidity 6,2 g/l
pH 3.66
Total extract 30.5 g/l

Blend:

A mix of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.11 vol%
Residual sugar 2.8 g/l
Total acidity 5.7 g/l
pH 3.54
Total extract 33.3 g/l

Blend:

A mix of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.72 vol%
Residual sugar 3.0 g/l
Total acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.50
Total extract 31.0 g/l

Blend:

Merlot: 94%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 3%
Pinotage: 3%

Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.36 vol%
Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
pH: 3.65
Total extract:  30.6 g/l

Blend:

Merlot 92.5%
Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Petit Verdot 1.5%

Analysis:

Alcohol 13.43 vol%
Residual sugar 1.7 g/l
Total acidity 5.0 g/l
pH 3.58
Total extract 28.2 g/l

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