Fairview Stellenbosch Merlot - Fairview Wines - Fairview

Fairview Stellenbosch Merlot

R111.00

Merlot is one of the world’s most popular grape varieties. Our grapes are grown in our Stellenbosch vineyards, where the cool Atlantic breeze and koffieklip soils, create a plush and plumy Merlot, finely oaked for a spicy edge.

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Description

The grapes were harvested at 24.5 degrees balling, destalked and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs were done up to three times a day. After fermentation the wine was racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation and matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 15% was new oak. A portion of the wine was hand-sorted, fermented in an open top wooden vat and basket pressed. This handcrafted portion of Merlot adds depth and complexity to the final blend.

Additional Information
Wine Range

Fairview

Vintage

2016

Varieties

Merlot

Wine of Origin

Stellenbosch

Colour

Ruby red

Aromas

Fresh mulberries and chocolate aromas

Flavour

Medium bodied palate with firm tannins, fresh red fruit flavours and with a harmonious finish

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2.7 g/l

Total Acid

5.8 g/l

pH

3.50

Volume

750ml

Variety Percentage

Merlot: 100%

Food Pairing Ideas

A wonderfully versatile style of wine, pairs with elegantly flavoured meats like beef fillet or veal

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