MERLOT 2019 ANALYSIS
At Mischa Estate, we like to do things a little differently, because this way we can bring you the very best wines every time. Here we are with the Merlot 2019.
Alcohol: 13.71 %vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l.
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l.
VA: 0.58 g/l
MERLOT 2019 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: This wine has a medium scarlet colour with a slightly brick-red rim.
NOSE: Primary aromas of raspberry, cherry and candy apple. Secondary flavours of cloves and flint linger with a finish of rose petals.
PALATE: A balanced, medium-bodied wine with flavours of wild berries and a fruity acidity finishes off with a hint of white pepper and oak followed by a long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled beef dishes and sweeter tastes like Turkish delight and milk chocolate.
Merlot is one of the 5 grape varieties used typically in Bordeaux blends, but is also very popular as a single cultivar wine. Primarily producing more delicate style red wines, it typically blends well with the bolder Cabernet Sauvignon.
At Mischa we blend a small amount of Cabernet Franc with our Merlot, then mature the wine in tight-grain French Oak for 12 months to produce an absolute gem for everyone to enjoy.
MORE ABOUT THE MERLOT 2019
Yields per Hectare: 6.5 tons/hectare.
Cases produced: 750.
Appellation: Wine of Origin: Groenberg, Wellington.
Filtrations and Fining: No fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling.
Varietal Composition: 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc.
Wood treatment: Select tight grain French oak, 2nd and 3rd fill.
Length of barrel maturation: 12 months