Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard Merlot 2018

R 315.00

Tasting Notes

This Merlot has a beautiful deep red hue with aromas of blackberries, truffles, cassis, and hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied and complex, this wine has a juicy mouthfeel. The palate is layered with plush fruit, hints of chocolate and is well supported by silky-smooth tannins that lead to a long, elegant finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Merlot grapes were harvested from our premium vineyard on an elevated hill centrally situated on the estate. These vines are planted on granitic Oakleaf soil with a deep shale base. Grapes were handpicked with bunch sorting done at the cellar before destemming and crushing lightly.

After two days of cold soaking, the fermentation was started, which lasted 6 days with two pump-overs a day at temperatures between 23 and 28 degrees Celsius. After fermentation, further maceration was allowed for another 7 days after which the wine was removed from the skins.

Malolactic fermentation happened in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was aged in 40% new French oak 300L barrels for 12 months. Bottling took place in June 2019.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hearty dishes like grilled T-bone with herbed butter or Osso Bucco.


Varietal: 100% Merlot

ALC: 13.51% | pH: 3.45 | RS: 3.8 g/l | TA: 6.0 g/l


Awards

Single Vineyard Merlot 2018

Tim Atkin 90
Hallo Merlot Top 20

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