Merlot is one of the world’s most popular grape varieties. Our grapes are grown in our Stellenbosch vineyards, where the cool Atlantic breeze and koffieklip soils, create a plush and plumy Merlot, finely oaked for a spicy edge.
The grapes were harvested at 24.5 degrees balling, destalked and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs were done up to three times a day. After fermentation the wine was racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation and matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 15% was new oak. A portion of the wine was hand-sorted, fermented in an open top wooden vat and basket pressed. This handcrafted portion of Merlot adds depth and complexity to the final blend.
|Wine of Origin||
Fresh mulberries and chocolate aromas
Medium bodied palate with firm tannins, fresh red fruit flavours and with a harmonious finish
|Food Pairing Ideas||
A wonderfully versatile style of wine, pairs with elegantly flavoured meats like beef fillet or veal