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Franschhoek Cellar
The Old Museum Merlot

Varietal split – 100% Merlot


Established in 1954, the old museum houses a fascinating yet gentle journey through the early pioneer life and times in the Franschhoek valley chronicling intriguing geneology of the original Huguenot settlers. Our Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot pays suitable homage to this fine landmark in a similarly gentle yet fascinating manner.

 

Tasting Notes

Vibrant plum red with a direct core of black cherry and mulberry aromas tinged with herbal and black tea nuances and discernible gentle oak spice. Our Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot is a sleek and mouth-filling with juicy dark berry flavours and a soft smooth finish.

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Viticultural Practices

Vine age: These specially selected vineyards vary from 6 to 25 years in age.
Climate: Cooler slopes influenced by the valley breezes allows a long, slow ripening of the grapes giving the wine its fruity and delicate structure.
Soils: Specially selected vineyards planted on very particular soil types allow for the optimum vine growth balance and quality.
Trellis: Combination of bush vines and trellised.
Harvest: These Merlot grapes were harvested ripe (25 Brix), to give the wine its ripe fruit nose and supple texture.
Yield: Vineyards vary according to growth, and deliver between 4 and 12 tons per hectare.

 

Winemaking

Cold maceration on the skins for 24 hours before inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation at controlled temperatures with regular gentle pumpovers and punchdowns is followed by 8-12 months maturation on French oak before final blending, stabilisation and bottling.

 

Service and Cellaring

Best served between 16°C and 18°C for easy social drinking with or without food. Our Merlot can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 5 years from vintage.

 

The Old Museum Historical Landmark Bicycle Route



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Established in 1954, the old museum houses a fascinating yet gentle journey through the early pioneer life and times in the Franschhoek valley chronicling intriguing geneology of the original Huguenot settlers.

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Winemaker Richard Duckitt
Alcohol 13.5% Vol
pH 3.52
Residual Sugar 4.4 g/l
Total Acid 5.46 g/l
Origin Coastal
Type Red Wine

Food Pairing

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We highly recommend our Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot as an effortless social sipper or with spicy sausages, roast lamb, spaghetti bolognaise, pizza or cottage pie.

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