Post House Black Mail Merlot 2015/16
A strong nose of raspberry and fynbos with a hint of mint and violets. Very elegant wine with supple firm tannins and an underlying cherry fruit structure giving it a juicy but full finish. Perfect with red meat dishes.
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The grapes were fermented, using natural yeast’s from the vineyard, in open stainless steel tanks at 28-30° C. The skins were pushed down 4 - 5 times during peak fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. The wine had minimal handling and use was made of traditional gravity flow. No mechanical pumps were used in the wine making process or the transfer of wine. The wines were racked 4 times over a 24 month period. There was no filtration and the sulphur levels were kept to a minimum.
Aged in 26% new French oak barrels. 24 months in 225 litre French barrels.