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Guardian Peak Merlot

About This Wine

 2017 VINTAGE

 

Appearance: Bright Ruby Red

 

Aroma: The red fruits and herbaceous aromas excite the nose on the first impression, followed by secondary aromas of tobacco, fresh cherries and a slight hint of leather.

 

Palate: The fresh, ripe red fruit flavours of strawberries and red currents are supported by soft, discreet tannins which create a well-balanced, elegant Merlot with a round, juicy finish. This wine shows wonderful structure for a wine best consumed at a young age.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Grape Varieties: Merlot 100%

Vintage: 2017

Origin: Western Cape

Winemaker: Roelof Lotriet

 

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 14.25 vol%

Acidity: 5.7 g/l

PH: 3.57

Residual Sugar: 4.9 g/l

 

CLIMATE

Terroir-driven wines selected from vineyards ranging from Mediterranean climates in Stellenbosch (rainfall ± 600mm per annum) to more arid coastal regions (rainfall + 200mm per annum). Drip irrigation used in drier areas to optimally control vineyard produce.

SOIL

A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.

VINIFICATION & STYLE

The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred 5 times a day. Maturation occurred in 2nd and 3rd fill 300 liter French and American oak for 10 months

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