Merlot 2008


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Winemaker Shaun Turnbull
Vintage 2004
Cultivar Merlot
Origin Simonsberg
Vineyard Information
Developed By Jaco Mouton
Age of Vines 1992
Trellising Five wire trellising
Pruning Cordon with spurs
Soil Oakleaf with decomposed granite
Position North-West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Ernita
Irrigation Overhead sprinklers
Yield 6.65 t/ha
Harvest Date(s) 28 February 2004
Wine Information
Alcohol 14.20
Ph 3.49
Acidity 5.9
Total Extract 45
Residual Sugar 132
Fermentation 30.5
Maturation 3.3
Fining Fermented at 30 degrees and spent a total of 20 days on the skins
Filtration 18 months in wood, only French, 50% new oak used
Winemaker’s Comment Ellagitannin and egg white.


Additional information


1 Bottle, 6 Bottle Case

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