MERLOT 2020 ANALYSIS
Our 2019 was as popular as our 2018, which was as popular as it’s predecessor (and so it goes on), now we have the Mischa Estate Merlot 2020 for you purchase, enjoy and salivate over!
Alcohol: 14.01 %vol.
Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l.
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l.
VA: 0.67 g/l.
MERLOT 2020 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: Medium to intense Ruby in colour with an alluring rim and sheen.
NOSE: Primary aromas of fruit such as sweet and sour cherry, blueberries and rose petal. Secondary aromas of tobacco, liquorice spice and fynbos.
PALATE: Initial flavours of cherries and blackberry. The well rounded and fruity tannin structure opens up an explosion of wild berry, blueberry and slight liquorice spice.
FOOD PAIRING: Drinks beautifully on its own, but accompanies dishes of roast lamb, T-bone steak and mixed vegetables very well.
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.
MORE ABOUT THE MERLOT 2020
Yields per Hectare: 9 tons/hectare.
Cases produced: 1 440 cases of 6.
Appellation: Wine of Origin: Groenberg, Wellington.
Filtrations and Fining: No fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling.
Varietal Composition: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wood treatment: French, American and Hungarian oak with 33% new oak.
Length of barrel maturation: 12 months.
Charrisse Van Jaarsveld –
Pairs well with rainy summer evenings.