100% Merlot, 2018, Shfelat Yehuda Vineyard, Mechanical harvest in the early morning, On release to the market
Wine production process
The Merlot grapes arrived to the winery in the early morning after being mechanically harvested.
The grapes were then destemmed and after a gentle crushing, the must was transferred with the skins and seeds into stainless steel tanks. The yeast was pitched to begin fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation lasted for 7 days, at a temperature of 25°C.
Upon completion of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine was transferred to a storage tank and the skins were gently pressed into the same tank by a pneumatic press. At this point the wine began malolactic fermentation, a secondary fermentation intended to stabilize and soften the wine.
The wine was then racked and allowed to matured with French and American oak wood for 3 months.
- Brix: 24.4
- Acidity (g/L): 5.6
- pH: 3.72
- Sugar (g/L): Dry
- Alcohol (%): 13.4
- pH: 3.74
- Acidity (g/L): 5.5