Villiera Monro Merlot 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.04 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 2.73 g/l
Total Acid - 5.42 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


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Tasting Notes

Intensely aromatic with forthcoming berry fruit and hints of chocolate, spice and vanilla. It is well balanced with velvety texture but with enough grip to ensure good length.

Ageing Potential

The complexity will ensure that Monro Merlot should keep for up to 10 years.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

We have identified and nurtured blocks that can achieve greatness.

About The Harvest

Optimally ripe Merlot was hand harvested from selected blocks of old vines and the low yields ensure concentration. The healthy fruit was destalked with only 60% being crushed and the balance remained in the form of whole berries.

In The Cellar

Both the pump over and punch down systems were used for extraction purposes and a portion was taken through to the final blending stage without the use of preservative. After pressing, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (50% new) for MLF and maturation. After two barrel rackings and 18 months the wine was blended and bottled.

Additional Information

Monro Merlot is Villiera’s “Reserve” red bottled under the historic family name “MONRO”. It was the obvious choice of brand as it symbolizes the dedication and heritage that are hallmarks of this wine. This wine is designed to appeal to the consumer looking for greater complexity, terroir character and longevity. From 2016 it is made exclusively from Merlot to highlight the potential for Merlot in our conditions.

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Villiera Monro Merlot 2016 Jeff Grier Merlot

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