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Merlot (100%)

Residual Sugar

1,9 g/l



Total Acid

5,8 g/l

Alcohol Percentage


Maturation Potential

Drink now to 6-7 years from date of vintage.

Wood Aging

10 months in old French Oak barrels

Wine of Origin

Western Cape

Product Description

Why wouldn’t you want a plush fruited, smooth, very versatile and consistent red wine? Well, our sentiments exactly, so keeping this in mind, Merlot fits the bill to a T and in the Karoo climes it offers us the opportunity to craft a buxom, fruit forward, smooth dry red wine – which with a few years cellaring gets even better.

Fruit for this wine originates from a selection of Merlot blocks ranging in age from a youthful 5 to spirited 15 years or older, harvested by hand in the cool of the morning and fermented in temperature controlled open top cement ferementers – called kuipe in Afrikaans or lagars in Portugal – which manual punch downs to gently coax optimum flavour and colour extraction from the grape skins, while maintaining aromatics and allowing unwanted phenols to blow-off. The wine is barrel matured utilising oak alternatives, with a portion spending 10 months in a 4th fill French oak barrels, prior to bottling with a light filtration.

Hand-harvested in the cool of the morning, crushed & fermented in open top cement fermenters (lagars) with manual pigeage to coax optimum flavours and colour from the fruit; matured using oak alternatives, as well as a portion matured in old French oak barrels, and lightly filtered at bottling.

Tasting Notes:

This fruit forward, medium bodied Merlot greats the taster with ripe plum, bright red cherry, hints of bramble jam, subtle spice, vanilla and an undercurrent of fynbos – while the soft tannins and mild acidity make for an appealing glass of honest red wine.

Serving Suggestions:

A perfect partner to hearty country cuisine – winter vegetable soup, springbok pie with puff pastry, bobotie or a beef casserole; fine mature cheese and charcuterie or simply enjoyed around the braai with friend and family or on a Tuesday evening in front of the telly with spaghetti bolognaise.

In warmer climes this wine can be enjoyed lightly chilled.

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