Analysis

Creation 2010 Merlot

Wine of Origin

Walker Bay

Varietals

100% Merlot

Analysis

Alcohol 14.5%

Total Acidity 5.9 g/i

pH 3.59

Residual Sugar 1.7 g/l


Vinification and Aging

Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Two to three rackings were done during the maturation period, and light filtration preceded bottling. Barrel aging of fourteen months, with 33% new wood, 67% 2nd, 3rd fill.


Tasting Notes

Multi-faceted, like a finely cut ruby in the glass. Abundant fruity, spicy aromas, and on the palate, dark chocolate and mocha combine with generous ripe berry flavors. A firm structure is derived from judicious oak maturation. Recommended with red meat such as braised beef or venison, with a spicy, fruity sauce.