MERWIDA Barbera 2015

Barbera 2015

Rich blackberry fruit with a hint of coffee, spices and truffles. The palate is medium bodied and supple with rounded tannins and lingering finish of French oak barrel maturation.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Barbera
ORIGIN Western Cape
SOIL TYPES Glenrosa & Sandstone
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
AGE OF VINES 15 years
VINEYARD AREA 10 ha
YIELD PER HECTARE 8 ton/ha
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
IRRIGATION Supplementary
CLONE BP1A
HARVEST DATES mid March
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST 22°B
VINIFICATION Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 24°C for 10 days.
Post fermentation and cold soaking
MATURATION 38% in new French oak and 62% in second and third fill French oak barrels for 12 months
AGING 1 – 8 years
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Density 0.9917
Alcohol 14.42 %
pH 3.49
Residual Sugar 3.0
Total Acidity 6.1
FSO2 23
TSO2 73

 

SERVING SUGGESTION
Beef / Game roasts or casseroles.

 

AWARDS

Michelangelo 2016 – Silver

Michelangelo 2015 – Grand D’or Double Gold

Platters SA Wine Guide 2016 – Four Star

Veritas 2015 – Silver

Platters SA Wine Guide 2015 – Four Star

Michelangelo 2014 – Grand D’or Double Gold

Veritas 2014 – Gold

Winemakers Choice 2013 – Diamond Award

Veritas 2013 – Silver

Platters SA Wine Guide 2014 – Four Star

Veritas 2012 – Silver

Michelangelo 2012 – Gold