Welbedacht Wine Estate Merlot 2008


Chemical Anaylysis

Alcohol: 14.3
Residual Sugar: 2.20 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.50
Free Sulphur: 22 ppm
Total Sulphur: 78 ppm
Volatile Acidity: 0.58 g/l

Tasting Notes

A massive vineous concentration of sweet strawberries, ripe red cherries and concentrated black current confiture, rendered mysterious by an infusion of aromatic tobacco,  fresh liquorice, spicy cloves and dark chocolate.

This voluptuous nose is balanced by a long and well structured palate of intense but fine grained tannins with a spicy liquorice freshness and softened by subtle vanilla and juicy blueberry.


Vinification

An average yield of 7 tons/ha was harvested in the early morning, while temperatures were still low. The grapes were then gently destemmed and crushed.

Fermentation temperatures were moderate to promote elegance and temper harsh tannin extraction. Once pressed, the wine was racked to barrel, where it under went malo-lactic fermentation. Only second, third and fourth-fill barrels were used to enhance the wine’s natural finesse.

After 15 months in small oak a selection of our finest "barriques" was sampled and blended to create this exceptional wine. The wine has not been fined in any way to maintain its natural integrity and structure. Before bottling, however the wine was delicately filtered to make sure that there are no sediments or any other unwanted particles in the wine.
Throughout the life of this wine we have endeavoured to keep the wine as natural as possible.



Awards

  • Gold Veritas Award (2007 & 2006 Vintage)

R 105.00