Silver Tree Reserve Meritage, 2011
Setting a new bar for blends everywhere; this Meritage boasts an earthy nose with ample dark berries and discreet chocolate nuances. Named after South Africa’s indigenous Silver Tree, it walks the line between fruit and oak but ends with a velvet finale. It’s a little bit of your favorites, all under one cork.
Composition: 45% Merlot | 40% Cabernet Sauvignon | 5% Malbec | 5% Petit Verdot | 5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Wine of origin – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Harvest Date: Mid-March 2011
Tasting Notes: This is our superlative blend of the five Bordeaux cultivars. Powerful and dark with ample black currant and mulberry flavors, complemented by finely integrated oak and subtle cedar tones. The mouth feel is plum and fleshy with quiet, earthy notes in the background. This ageworthy wine has firm but fine tannins, perfect balance and great length.
Technical Specifications: TA 5.8g/L | Alc 14.5% | VA 0.5g/L | RS 2.5g/L
Vinification: All wines were cold-soaked for 48 hours and inoculated with selected yeast strains for alcoholic fermentation. Wines were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.