Guardian Peak Merlot

Guardian Peak Merlot 2013

Dark ruby red in color, this wine is bursting with a rich aroma of cherry and ripe fruit with notes of toffee and coffee. The strong flavors of cherry and licorice are balanced on the palate and complemented by notes of chocolate.

 
Style:
Balanced, Fruity
Flavor:
Cherry, Coffee, Licorice, Toffee, Chocolate
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Western Cape
Grapes
Merlot
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermenters (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred 5 times a day.
Aging
Maturation took place in second and third fill 300 litre French and American oak for 10 months.
Acid
5.40 g/l