Signature Merlot 2016

This Merlot has sappy fruit, hints of mint and soft tannins. Perfect with a lamb casserole or a vegetarian dish.


Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt. Proximity to Ocean: 20-60km


Ripe red and black berries, plums and an undertow of eucalyptus and mint. This Merlot has sappy fruit, mint and soft tannins.


Grapes were harvested at 24° B, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation, 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for eight to 10 months. The remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.


Lamb casserole or aubergine lasagne.

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