Cape View Merlot 1998

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.8
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.1 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Red


Tasting Notes

Medium ruby red. Smoky, red berry nose and hints of chocolate. Medium weight with minerally, wild berry fruit supported by gentle wood on the palate. Sweetish finish.

Ageing Potential

Best enjoyed within three years from vintage.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

A good match with Italian dishes such as Lasagna and Canneloni or Cottage Pie Moussaka, Roast Chicken, Lamb casserole and goat’s cheese.

About The Harvest

Grapes harvested at 24 - 25°C.

In The Cellar

Fermented dry on the skins with the aid of NT 112 yeast. The wine was oak matured for 6 weeks.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Cape View Merlot 1999 Danie Steytler Merlot
Cape View Merlot 1998 Danie Steytler Merlot

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