Label Specification

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Flagship
Simonsberg Paarl
Merlot
2017
14.0 %
A1165

Wine Awards

2008 Mitre’s Edge Merlot (flagship):
3½ stars Wine Magazine March 2010

Fermentation & Maturation Specifications

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Lola Nicholls
Open vat
Stainless steel basket press
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank
Barrel matured in 225 l barrels and Flex cube
12 - 14 months
Actual Alcohol – 14.20 %
Residual Sugar – 1.6 g/l
Volatile acidity – 0.45 g/l
pH – 4.8
Total acidity – 6.3 g/l
F SO2 Rip – 13 mg/l
T SO2 Rip – 65 mg/L

1125 l / 1500 bottles
4 March 2019

General Comments

Rich garnet colour. Dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and blackberry. Balanced soft tannin structure with a lingering finish. Pairs well with north Indian cuisine, oxtail, pork, turkey, meat stews and pies.

Vineyard Information

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18 hectares
Merlot
1.46 hectares
Richter 110
MO314
ME08
2004
Clovelly (Predominantly Cv2 and with small amount Cv3)
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) as prescribed by the Wine and Spirit Board
Bernard Nicholls
Danie Kritzinger – Agrimotion
Bertus de Clerk – de Clerk Landboudienste

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