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Guardian Peak Merlot

About This Wine

 2015 VINTAGE

 

Appearance: Bright Ruby Red

 

Aroma: The red cherry and plum aromas are well integrated with an earthy, fynbos note with subtle undertones of tobacco and tea leaf.

 

Palate: The vibrant red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Grape Varieties: Merlot 100%

Vintage: 2015

Origin: Western Cape

Winemaker: Roelof Lotriet

 

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 14.40 vol%

Acidity: 5.7 g/l

PH: 3.48

Residual Sugar: 5.1 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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