Linton Park Merlot 2017 (Case of 6)


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6 x 750ml

Our vines thrive on the decomposed high mineral granite Oakleaf with
sub –dominant Grenrosa and Tukulu soil formations on the mountain.
The blocks are carefully manipulated for high concentrated flavour
with low yields. Controlled irrigation and 7 strand hedge system with
moveable foliage wires. The high trellis system ensures perfect
vertical shoot positioning and bunch management is done to ensure
even ripe grapes. Hand harvest in February at dawn to keep grapes
cool for vinification. The Merlot vines average 14 years old.
Viticulturist: Rudolf Jansen van Vuuren
Hand harvesting, de-stemming and crushing. Maceration and
controlled fermentation at 25°C during 10-14 days, in stainless steel
tanks with pump overs twice a day Pressing. Malolactic fermentation
was finished 2-6 weeks after the end of alcoholic fermentation.
Twelve months matured in 1st 2
nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.
Stabilizing Filtering. Bottling and labelling at the Estate
Winemaker: JG Auret
Merlot: 100 %
Alcohol: 14.0 %
pH: 3.50
Total acidity: 5.7 g/L
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/L
Plumy and stewed fruit on the nose, with rich plum ripe fruit on the
pallet along with an almond touch. Well balanced with a delicate oak
finish. This wine has a good tannin structure that will allow further
ageing. 12 months in French Oak, first, second and third fill.

Produced by Linton Park

The Linton Park Tasting Room closed in December 2020 along with all direct sales.

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Additional information

Weight 6 kg

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