Signature Merlot 2014

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

SOIL

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

Tasting Notes

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

Vinification

Grapes were harvested at 24° Balling, 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 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with a lamb casserole or a vegetarian dish.

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