John Platter Guide 2010 - 4 Stars
Deep garnet paling towards the rim; well developed with flavours of bramble, mocha, forest floor and plummy fruit over laid with spiced oak and tobacco; seamless tannin structure with a dry, savoury finish; understated and elegant.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 - 4 years to allow more development and integration.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite type soil.
About The Harvest
The Merlot was harvested at 24.5° Balling. Yield of 7 - 8 ton/ha.
In The Cellar
Fermented with NT 50 in red wine tanks and pumped over three times a day, until dry. Pressed lightly at 1.4 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 23 months. 50 % new oak was used.