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Brink Family Vineyards Merlot 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Dewald Huisamen
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.2 %vol
pH : 3.53
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.57 g/l
Appellation : Swartland
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
Deep red color.  Aromas of ripe red fruits with some chocolate, mint and eucalyptus.  Mouth feel shows good volume and round, subtle tannins.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Most enjoyable with ostrich fillets and white meat dishes.
Serving temperature: 18° C.
In The Vineyard
Geographical location:Riebeekberg
Vineyard: Trellised
About The Harvest
Manual harvesting of grapes
Yield: 8tons/hectare
In The Cellar
Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (25° - 28° C) with two daily pump-overs extracting color and tannins. After natural malolactic fermentation completed the wine matured 14 months in French and American oak barrels.

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Brink Family Vineyards Merlot 2016 Dewald Huisamen Merlot

Tel: +27.224612025   Fax: +27.224612028   Email: info@pulpitrock.co.za  
P.O. Box 1, De Gift, Riebeek West, 7306, South Africa