Maastricht Merlot 2021
From the vineyard
The fertile Durbanville soil, quality of the dry-land Merlot
grape, as well as the high rainfall, warmer summer days and
cooler nights all contribute to the quality of Maastricht wines.
In the cellar
Hand-picked grapes at full phenolic ripeness were fermented
in open fermenters; punched through every 3 hours.
Malolactic fermentation took place in tank before the wine
was racked into 225L French Oak barrels. Minimum fining and
filtering were done before bottling
The winemakers notes
The nose shows hints of the spicy characteristics of the variety, it is complemented by dark berry fruit flavours. These flavours follow through on the palate, finishing with a juicy and an elegant mouthfeel.
RS: 2.7 g/L
TA: 6.0 g/L