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Van Loveren Merlot 2008

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Percentage Grape: 100% Merlot<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 8 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Harvesting is done by hand and machine. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Harvested at 25 degrees Balling. Yield 8 tons per hectare.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: A staved, fruit-driven red wine. Vinification: Minimal intervention in the natural process, allowing both cultivar and the soil to express the individual characteristics of their origin. R/S 2.3g/l<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak staves<br/><br/>Bottle Type: Green Claret<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.75<br/><br/>Aging Time: 6 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l

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Varietal: Merlot
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Percentage Grape: 100% Merlot<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 8 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Harvesting is done by hand and machine. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Harvested at 25 degrees Balling. Yield 8 tons per hectare.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: A staved, fruit-driven red wine. Vinification: Minimal intervention in the natural process, allowing both cultivar and the soil to express the individual characteristics of their origin. R/S 2.3g/l<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak staves<br/><br/>Bottle Type: Green Claret<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.75<br/><br/>Aging Time: 6 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l

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