Merlot 2019

R1,06200

All Mischa Estate Wines are sold in full cases of 6.

R177 per bottle

The Merlot 2019 has a medium-intensity scarlet colour with a slight brick-red rim. Immediately the nose is struck by the primary aromas of raspberry, cherry and candy apple. Secondary flavours of cloves and flint linger as a subtle hint of rose petal finishes off this delicate bouquet. This well-balanced, medium-bodied wine with its flavours of wild berries and a fruity acidity has smooth, well-rounded tannins accompanying the red fruit through the mid-palate. A grande finale of a hint of white pepper and oak leads the way to a long, satisfying finish. This wine is ready for consumption on its own as is, but can be kept for a period of 5 to 10 years, and pairs very well with grilled beef as well as sweeter treats like Turkish delight and milk chocolate.

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Description

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.
pH: 3.45.
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.

VITICULTURAL ANALYSIS

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