Mats Vineyard

Merlot

DE MEYE MERLOT 2012

“This is the first time that De Meye has released a Merlot. It is a really difficult cultivar to grow and produce a good wine from. I know because I have been trying for years to master it. So congratulations to Phil and Marcus. This is a really good effort for  a first release and I am looking forward to good things to come.” – Mathew

Winemaker Marcus Milners Tasting Notes

Aroma: Rich, complex nose of violets, toast, plums and hints of white chocolate.

Palate: Packed with loads of roasted coffee, plums and dark berry fruit. Fruit and tannins are in perfect balance.

Climate: Mediterranean–rainfall ± 650mm per annum. Vineyards are situated on De Meye in the western part of the Muldersvlei region, north of Stellenbosch. The vineyard faces southeast and a cool westerly wind during the ripening period months ensures healthy balanced grapes.

Soil: Rich fertile soil, create ideal conditions for healthy, ripe grapes.

Vinification/Maturation: Grapes were hand-picked from young vines, with a yield of approximately 7 tons per hectare, at a sugar level of 24 ºB and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Barrel maturation took place in new as well as 2nd fill small French oak barrels for 15 months.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.5 vol%; pH – 3.7; Acidity – 5.5 g/l; Res. sugar – 1.8 g/l

Quantity

Price: 105.00 DKK

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MARKLEW CAPENSIS 2005

“The Capensis is a celebration of the Cape Floral kingdom with all its diverse beauty. This Cape blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage is smooth, fresh and elegant. Its nose and colour mirror the rich aromas and colours of the “fynbos” found in the surrounding mountains.” – Mathew

Winemaker Duan Britz’s notes: Fresh elegance, well balanced with plush velvety feel and classic dryness. Capensis 2004 can be enjoyed now but will definitely improve with bottle age.  Drink 2 -7 years from vintage.

Climate: Mediterranian.

Soil: Red hutton

Vinification/maturation: Capensis was made from the top selection of barrels of the 2004 vintage. The blend consists of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.5%  Merlot, 12.5% Shiraz and 10% Pinotage. A selection of top dry land vineyard blocks ranging from 7 – 17 years old. Individual cultivars were oaked in 90% new wood and 10% second fill French and American oak barrels for 12 months.  The wine was then blended and returned to second fill French barrels for an additional 6 months to integrate the rich flavours, big structure and loads of fruit.

Chemical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.9 vol%; Res. Sugar – 2.00; Acidity – 5.90;  pH – 3.61

Quantity

Price: 160.00 DKK

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