Idiom 900 Series Merlot 2015
A complex three barrel limited release of multi-clone Merlot. A dark medium-bodied wine with red-currants, purple fig, white pepper and sweet clove aromas. Smooth tannins compliment the blueberry and blackberry fruits. A savoury expression of this variety with a long lingering finish. Decanting recommended.
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
2nd February 2016
pH 3.66 Total acidity 5.5g/l Residual sugar 2.9g/l Alcohol 14.5 %
The grapes were cold soaked prior to fermentation for 3 days. Fermented at optimal temperature of between 24-28°C, pressed by small 50kg basket press and finished malo-lactic in 225L French oak barrels. Barrel matured for 20 months in 80% new French 225L oak barrels.