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Sarah’s Creek

Flagship Merlot 2015

Merlot is a varietal that shows softer tannins and can be enjoyed earlier. The Robertson wine region has diverse soils and terroir that allows us to create magnificent wines.

Strict canopy management was maintained throughout the growing season to allow physiological ripeness of the berries.

Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality assurance. The grapes are cooled overnight. Thereafter the grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Aerated racking was done twice daily to ensure a clean fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation was completed in stainless steel and a combination of French and American oak.

Maturation

70% of the wine was matured in a mixture of French and American oak while the rest was matured in stainless steel tanks for 9 months.

Blend

100% Merlot

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.3%
Acidity: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.42
Residual Sugar: 3.9 g/l

Winemaker’s notes

A fruit-driven Merlot carried through with cherry and oaky notes. This Merlot is soft and silky, which can be enjoyed young.

Food pairing by our chef

Lamb shank with smashed potato, caramelized baby carrots and seasonal vegetables.