Brink Family Vineyards Merlot 2016
WINE OF ORIGIN: SWARTLAND
Manual harvesting of grapes. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (25-28 °C) with two daily pump-overs
extracting color and tannins. After malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel the wine mature another 12 months in French oak barrels.
Varietal composition: 100% Merlot
Type of wine: Red
Geographical location: Swartland
Vineyard: Trellised, 8 tons/ hectare
Total acidity: 5.5 g/L
Volatile acidity: 0.57 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.8 g/l
Deep red color. Aromas of ripe red fruits with some chocolate, mint and eucalyptus. Mouth feel shows good volume and round, subtle tannins.
Serving temperature: 18°C
Most enjoyable with ostrich fillets and white meat dishes.