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Journey's End Merlot 2014

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Single Vineyard Estate Range
Attractively youthful, raspberries and cherries, which acts as a foil for the oak, cedar plus sweet spice, cinnamon and nutmeg from French and American barrels.

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R150

R900 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Helderberg
Blend:100% Merlot
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Leon Esterhuizen

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Succulent and ultra-smooth, streamlined, the palate has backing freshness and just enough grip on the finish to confirm its ageing potential.

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning from blocks 5 & 7.  Block 7 is situated next to a Eucalyptus forest which has an influence on the flavour profile of the wine. Some grapes were stored overnight in the cold room before processed the next morning. Grapes were hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed.  Whole berries were cold soaked for 48 hours before inoculated.  Fermentation took about 15 days at 18 – 28 ˚ C with a carefully planned pump over/punch down schedule to ensure soft tannins. Malolacticfermentation was donein barrels and only free run wine were used in this blend.  Wine was oak matured for 17 months in 5 % new American oak barrels and 24 % new French oak barrels. After final blending the wine was only cross flowed before bottling.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.52
Residual Sugar: 3.9 g/l

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