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Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot 2016
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Impressive elegance and great length combined!

Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot 2016

Wine awards:
  • John Platter: 4 stars / 88 points
  • John Platter 4 Sterne
  • Robert Parker 86 Punkte
  • Tim Atkin 89/100
  • The Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot smells of light red berries, sour plums and fine earthy notes
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    Content: 0,75 Liter (€29.27 * / 1 Liter)

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    The Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot smells invitingly of red berries, sour plums and fragrant... more

    The Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot smells invitingly of red berries, sour plums and fragrant earthy aromas. Elegant and with a pleasant acid structure, it caresses the palate with juicy fruit aromas. Great length with fine tannins in the finish.

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    Treatment in the cellar

    On arrival in the winery, the hand-picked grapes were completely destemmed, sorted by hand and filled into open wooden fermenters, where they fermented spontaneously using wild yeast. The wine spent 30 days on the skins, after which malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. The wine then matured for 18 months in 15% new barriques and 85% second and third French barriques. The wine was neither refined nor filtered before bottling.

    Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot 2016
    Vineyard
    Waterkloof
    Country
    South Africa
    Region
    Stellenbosch
    Treatment in the cellar
    Barrique
    mono varietal
    Merlot
    Taste
    dry
    Alcohol
    13.4 %
    Acidity
    5.1 g/l (low)
    Sugar
    1.4 g/l
    Closure
    cork
    Wine expertise
    wine type: Red wine
    vintage: 2016
    country: South Africa
    region: Stellenbosch
    winemaker: Nadia Barnard, Nadia Langenegger
    alcohol [Vol%]: John Platter 4 Sterne, Robert Parker 86 Punkte, Tim Atkin 89/100
    treatment in the cellar: Barrique
    character: dry
    grape variety: Merlot
    leading grape variety: Merlot
    mono varietal / blend: mono varietal
    Alcohol [Vol%]: 13.4
    acid [g/l]: 5.1
    acidity levels: low
    pH-value: 3.54
    residual sugar [g/l]: 1.4
    Packaging: Bottle
    bottle closure: cork
    bottlesize [Liter]: 0,75
    Aging potential: 2026
    Importer: Curry Premium Wines oHG, D-86938 Schondorf
    age restrictions: from 16 years
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