Yonder Hill MERLOT 2014

WINEMAKER: Abe Beukes

Main Variety: 100% Merlot

Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.0% vol
pH: 3.57
Rs: 2.6/l
Total Acid: 6.2g/l

Characteristics
Type: Red
Style: Dry
Taste: Complex and Full Bodied

Accolades
4 Star - Platter 2018
Gold - Vitis Vinifera 2017
Top 10 - Winemag Merlot Awards 2017
Top12Wine Merlot Wine Awards 2017
• 4th - Merlot 2014
• 6th - Merlot 2013

Tasting Notes
Deep dark colour. Rich velvety texture with blackberries, cassis, eucalyptus and dark chocolates on the nose. This wine is build on a heavy but well rounded tannin structure, and is excellently well balanced.

Ageing Potential
Cellar for 7 years or drink now.

Blend Information
100% Merlot

IN the Cellar
The berries from the tiny 1.2ha vineyard, ripened in the early months of the year. Fermentation took place on the skins for twelve days, with five days post maceration after gentle pressing, malolactic was encouraged. This Merlot was then matured in 65%-new French Oak barrels for 20 months.

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