Villiera Monro Merlot 2017

Villiera Monro Merlot 2017

Villiera Monro Merlot 2017

21 in stock

Villiera Monro Merlot 2017

27,00 

21 in stock

750
SKU WC111100-2017 Category
Technical Analysis
Winemaker – Jeff Grier
Main Variety – Merlot
Alcohol – 13.4 %vol
pH – 3.48
RS – 2.4 g/l
Total Acid – 5.45 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant
Accolades
SA Wine Index score: 91 points
Gold Wine Awards: GOLD
Michelangelo Awards: SILVER
Ultra Wine Challenge: GOLD Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge: GOLD PREMIUM
Tasting Notes
The colour of the wine is brilliant red. The aroma shows hints of wood spice with attractive red berry fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and full with juicy soft tannins ensuring drinkability. It will however mature for up to six years from vintage.
Ageing Potential
It will however mature for up to six years from vintage.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
About The Harvest
In 2016, good, healthy fruit was picked at optimum ripeness – determined by aroma assessment (i.e. maximum fruit intensity).
In The Cellar
The wine was fermented in rototanks between 20 ˚C and 25 ˚C with 30 % whole berries. Of the total 40 % was pre-soaked for 2 days.
Oak Maturation: 25% centre of France new tight grain barrels 75% used French oak barrels for 10 months
Additional Information
Merlot was initially planted as a blending partner for Cabernet Sauvignon. The softer style was designed to round off the Cabernet Sauvignon. When the market indicated a liking for softer red wine, Merlot was included in our range as a stand-alone variety.

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