Remhoogte
Aspect Merlot
2017

R1,350.00

R225.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

92 in stock

Juicy fruit on the entry with a broad chalky tannin and fresh acidity bringing balance and length.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Wine Information

Cellar:
The grapes are hand harvested and sorted twice in the cellar, as bunches and as berries. Fermentation then occurs spontaneously in 7000 litre French oak tanks, followed by a post fermentation maceration on the skins of 30 days.

Maturation then takes place in 225 litre French oak barriques for 24 months. 30% new oak is used with the remainder made up of second and third fill.

Tasting notes and analysis:

Nose: Red currents, black plums, fresh fennel and sage
Palate: Juicy fruit on the entry with a broad chalky tannin and fresh acidity bringing balance and length.

Ageing: With maturation, the tannins will round and soften. It will mature for 10 years plus if you can cellar it alternatively drink it now with cheeses or full flavoured dishes.

Winemaking

The Aspect is from a vineyard at the top of the estate and the name refers to the direction the slope faces. Merlot has been a focus of the estate since the first wines were made.

Vineyards

17 vineyard blocks over 55 hectares and 8 soil types. The vines vary in age, from 10 to 26 years old. The soils near the top of the estate are shallow and very well drained where the lower slopes tend to have deeper, richer soils. This variation in terroir and varieties result in a unique, complex wine.

Vintage Overview

2018 was a warm and relatively dry vintage. In the midst of the worst drought, the Cape had experienced in decades the vineyards had to be managed very carefully so as not to overstress them. This meant a slightly larger than usual green harvest at veraison which led to a lower than normal yield, around 5 tons per hectare.

Technical Analysis

alc rs ta va
14.6% 2.2 g/L 5.7 g/L 0.72 g/L

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