Amani Merlot 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.2 %vol
pH : 3.36
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red


Tasting Notes
The Amani Merlot 05 boasts flavours of sweet vanilla, ripe plums, black cherries and a tone of orange peel. On the the palate the wine shows a silky smooth tannin structure with vanilla, ripe plum and dark chocolate tones. Good balance and concentration of fruit on the palate ends with a lime lingering aftertaste.
Blend Information
86.2% Merlot 13.8% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
This Merlot is absolutely wonderful with grilled/braaied meats. It is extremely versatile and the dark fruit flavours work beautifully with the marinades and sauces accompanying most venison dishes. Roast pork tenderloin with a dark cherry or raspberry sauce accompanied by new potatoes and mushrooms will excite the senses.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road , Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands.
Yield is 6 tons/ha.
About The Harvest
Hand picked 23.4 - 24° Balling from six year old vine and the fruit stringently sorted.
In The Cellar
After destalking and crushing the mash was fermented with a chosen pure yeast culture. The wines were pumped over 3 times per day during fermentation. The juice was removed from the skins after 8 days, and pressed. After malolactic fermentation was initiated, the wine was transferred to barrel under gravitation. The wine spent 12 months in 18% new French oak

Other Vintages
Amani Merlot 2010 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani Merlot 2009 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani Merlot 2008 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani Merlot 2007 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani Merlot 2006 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani Merlot 2003 Danelle van Rensburg Merlot
Amani Merlot 2002 Danelle van Rensburg Merlot
Amani Merlot 2001 Danelle van Rensburg Merlot
Amani Merlot 2000 Mark Makepeace Merlot

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