Hof's Merlot 2016

A structured and beautifully balanced Merlot, showing a lively bouquet of plums and hints of mint on the nose. Matured in French oak for 12 months, the palate offers pure Merlot fruit with well matured tannins.






APPELLATION
Robertson

GRAPES
100% Merlot


ALCOHOL LEVEL
13.5% vol.


BOTTLE SIZE
750 ml
TYPE OF SOIL
Rocky soil.

TRAINING SYSTEM
Four strand hedge, winter pruning.


VINES PLANTED
The vines were planted in 1999.


PLANT DENSITY
3200 vines per hectare.


YIELD
7 tons per hectare.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The Merlot grapes were handpicked in March 2016. Maceration took place for 4 days before the grapes went under malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.

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Hof's Merlot 2016

A structured and beautifully balanced Merlot, showing a lively bouquet of plums and hints of mint on the nose. Matured in French oak for 12 months, the palate offers pure Merlot fruit with well matured tannins.



APPELLATION
Robertson

GRAPES
100% Merlot

ALCOHOL LEVEL
13.5% vol.

BOTTLE SIZE
750 ml



TYPE OF SOIL
Rocky soil.

TRAINING SYSTEM
Four strand hedge, winter pruning.


VINES PLANTED
The vines were planted in 1999.


PLANT DENSITY
3200 vines per hectare.


YIELD
7 tons per hectare.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The Merlot grapes were handpicked in March 2016. Maceration took place for 4 days before the grapes went under malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.