imageSaxenburg Private Collection Merlot Bottle
Saxenburg Private Collection Merlot Bottle
Saxenburg (South Africa)

Saxenburg Private Collection Merlot

Blend 95% Merlot + 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Position in Vineyards  Southern slope
Type of Soil  Heavy clay with some gravel
Average Age of Vines  11 years 
Viticulture Practice  Trellised, no irrigation or fertilizer vendange verte for low production at optimum ripeness
Yield per Hectare  2-3 Tons/ha
Vinification Details Selected from best part of the vineyard, fermented with yeast in open tanks at 32 degrees C + 2 weeks of skin contact after the fermentation.
Type & Size of Oak Barrels  300 liter 90% new French Oak Barrels
Duration in Wood  12 months
Maturation Potential  > 10 years
Winemaker's Comments  A refined and elegantly structured Merlot with layers of rich, berry fruit flavours, hints of mocha and Belgium chocolates complemented by fine tannins. The wine is an ideal accompaniment to rich, full flavoured meat dishes.