Cederberg Merlot Shiraz

Cederberg Merlot Shiraz

R 120.00

Merlot and Shiraz grapes are vinified separately, hand harvested at 24-25 balling. Grapes cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour /flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours and a maximum temperature of 27°C is reached. Once malolactic fermentation is completed in tank the wine is matured further in 225l French oak barrels are used for an additional 12 months. Blending of the wine only takes place after maturation. 70% Merlot and 30% Shiraz 60 %. 3rd Fill & 40% 4th fill barrels, medium and tight grain with medium and medium plus toasting.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.0 % vol Sugar 3.4 g/l
TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.5
ACCOLADES
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4 stars - 2017 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4 stars - 2016 vintage
  • Platter's Wine Guide '18 : 3.5 stars - 2015 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer - USA '17 : 89 points - 2015 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16 : 87 points - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '16 : 3.5 stars - 2013 vintage
  • Ultra Value Wine Challenge '15 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer '15 : 87 points - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '15 : 3.5 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14 : 3.5 stars - 2011 vintage
  • Veritas '13 : Silver - 2011 vintage
  • Wine Spectator '13 : 88 points - 2010 vintage