Meinert Merlot 2015

R15800

From:  Meinert wines are made in small quantities from meticulously selected vineyards, with much thought and care. Far too much thought maybe, for I’m known to ponder most things deeply. However, it is important to me that our wines have individuality and therefore every aspect is personal & distinctive, including the packaging.

Vineyards: A rather complex blend of three Merlot vineyards selectively harvested over six pickings and dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. All our soils on Devon Crest are deep and well drained with a high clay content. Our vineyards are unirrigated often resulting in lower yields but offer greater fruit purity and depth. The vintage of 2015 was spectacular and the wine certainly stays true to this. Average yield 6 tons/ha.

Cultivar:
Merlot (90.5%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Pinotage (2%)
Petit Verdot (1.25%)
Cabernet Franc (1.25%)

Winemaking: Fermented with natural yeasts and made in classic, minimal interventionist manner with no extended skin maceration. All the components were vinified separately and matured for 18 months in a selection of first, second, third and fourth fill French oak barrels and racked at intervals as necessary.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.45 vol%
Residual sugar 2.1 g/l
Total acidity 6.3 g/l
pH 3.51
Total extract 27.8 g/l

Comments: Meinert Merlot in its classic, elegant and refined style forms the core of our portfolio and is perfectly suited to the unique terroir of our hillside Devon Valley vineyards. Drink from release in mid-2017 to 2020.
Fresh, rich brick red colour. Dried herbs and ripe berries, quite a heady nose, no doubt it will settle with careful cellaring. A gentle wine with a soft, round mid-palate and 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

Blend:

Merlot 97.5%
Petit Verdot 2.5%

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

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