Saltress Meritage 2022
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Saltress Meritage 2022

60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 38% Merlot / 2% Malbec

TASTING NOTE:
Lead by Cabernet Sauvignon and softened by Merlot, this wine is accompanied by hints of ripe raspberry, plum, and subtle oak aromas. The tannins are balanced, leading to a lingering finish.

SERVE WITH:

Perfect with hearty tomato-braised lamb shank or a Sunday roast beef casserole with vegetables and warm cornbread.

APPEARANCE:

A medium to dark ruby hue.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.56 % vol

TA: 5.8 g/L

RS: 5.0 g/L

pH: 3.7



WINEMAKER:
Heidi Dietstein

ORIGIN:
Western Cape

TERROIR/SOIL:

The grapes were grown on a Perold trellis system in weathered shale soils across three drip-irrigated blocks. Yielding 9-10 tonnes per hectare, they benefit from the region's low winter rainfall, warm summers averaging 30°C, and cold winter nights.

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness and then destemmed and crushed in the cellar. Fermentation occurred in stainless-steel tanks for 7-10 days, with daily pump-overs to extract optimal tannin, colour, and flavour. The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in French oak barrels, while the Merlot and Malbec matured in stainless steel with American oak staves, introducing subtle vanilla notes. After a six-month maturation in stainless steel to balance the blend, the wine was bottled before release.

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