LA FAMILLE MERLOT 2021 ANALYSIS
Residual Sugar: 4,8 g/l
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l
pH: 3,51 g/l
VA: 0,56 g/l
LA FAMILLE MERLOT 2021 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: Bright ruby rim with a vibrant cherry rim.
NOSE: Raspberry, cherry and a hint of strawberry followed by subtle French oak and lingering dried fruit aromas.
PALATE: Fresh, fruity flavours of cherry and raspberry with crisp, ripe tannins. Secondary flavours of French oak and subtle liquorice, and a long, fruity finish.
PAIRING: This wine can be enjoyed as is and pairs very with softer cheeses like camembert and brie. It also compliments creamy pasta dishes and local game meat very well.
AGEING: Although this wine is perfectly ready to enjoy now, it can benefit with 2 to 4 years of cellaring.
Merlot is one of the 5 grape varieties used typically in Bordeaux blends but is also very popular as a single cultivar wine. Usually producing more delicate style red wines, Merlot typically blends very well with the bolder Cabernet Sauvignon. At Mischa we blended a small amount of Cabernet Franc with our Merlot, and matured the wine in Tight grained French oak for 12 months to produce an absolute gem of a Merlot for everyone to enjoy.
The La Famille wines demonstrate Mischa’s expertise with single and multi-regional blending, becoming the ultimate expression of our tried and tested traditions of sourcing the best fruit. We make these wines to style and then pursue the highest quality benchmarks. The bright, fresh-fruit flavours of La Famille are the perfect expression of Mischa Estate’s signature style.
MORE ABOUT THE LA FAMILLE MERLOT 2018
Yields per Hectare: 12 tons per hectare,
Cases produced: 1 777 cases,
Appellation: Wine of Origin, Western Cape,
Filtration and fining: One single pass filtration pre bottling,
Varietal composition: 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon,
Wood treatment: 50% of this wine was aged in tight grained French oak for 12 months.
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