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red wine Indaba Merlot 2013

Indaba

Crafted in a fresh, clean style, this smooth Merlot offers lively, juicy flavors of cherry, plum and dark berry backed by subtle chocolate and herbal nuances and an elegant minerality.

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Product reference: VSAINRMR1
5.70 €
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Blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Malbec. 

Grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in cooler areas of Stellenbosch and warmer regions of Perdeberg and Paarl. The Stellenbosch fruit contributes a soft, velvety character, while the Paarl component adds bold plum and black cherry flavors. 

The Perdeberg portion imparts red fruit flavors and the bright minerally profile typical of decomposed dolomite granite soils. A small amount of Malbec from Stellenbosch adds structure, richness and dark berry flavors.

The 2011 vintage was short but sweet! This was one of the earliest harvests in recent memory, due to very warm, dry conditions during the growing season. There was no significant rainfall, resulting in fruit that was very healthy, with no disease pressure. 

Berries were smaller than normal, leading to a smaller than usual crop, but quality was excellent. The grapes retained a nice fresh acidity, and the wines have great fruit definition, good structure and wonderful concentration. 

The individual components were naturally fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks until dry, with gentle pumpovers performed regularly. The majority of the wine was aged in French oak for six months. Approximately 12% of the blend spent 18 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels, while a small portion (11%) was unoaked. The Malbec spent nine months in 3rd fill French oak barrels.

 

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