Saint Clair Rapaura Resrve Merlot 2012




A medium-bodied Merlot with lifted aromas of plums, currants, chocolate and mushroom with hints of spicy, toasty oak notes on the finish.

 Afterpicking, thefruit wascold maceratedfor
fivedaysprior tofermentationtohelpextract
maximise flavourandenhancecolour stability. A
speciallyselectedyeast wasusedtocarryout
primaryalcoholic fermentationduring which
timethefermenting must washandplungedup
tosixtimesdaily. Atdryness the wine was
pressedtotank thenrackedoff itsgross lees toa
mixtureof25per centnew Frenchoak and
older seasoned225litreoakbarriques. During
maturationthebarrels wereregularlytasted
until therightbalance wasachieved(ten
months). During itsageing timethe wine
completed malolactic fermentation. it was then
carefullyextractedfrom oak,blendedand

13.3% abv

Saint Clair Rapaura Resrve Merlot 2012
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