Jean van Rooyen talks about Zandwijk Wines Merlot

Smooth easy drinking. Slightly wooded and well balanced. Red fruit on the nose. After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85˚C and then re-cooled to 24˚C .The mash was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain. At about 2˚ Balling the mash was pressed. French oak was used for 7 months. After maturation the wine was lightly filtered before bottling.