Wine Magazine March 2010 - Best Merlot 4½ Stars
Terroir Awards 2010 - National Trophy for the Best Merlot
Wine-of-the-Month Club 2010 - Trophy for Best Merlot in the Country
Veritas 2010 Wine Awards - Double Gold
Dark ruby with slightly paling miniscus; deep flavours of mulberry, fruitcake and spice olives with herbaceous tones; some wood vanillin, cedar and mocha/chocolate tomes; well balanced with velvety tannins and a supple savoury finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Will mature well for 3 - 5 years.
Will compliment a beef fillet served with red wine and bone-marrow reduction.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite type soil.
About The Harvest
The Merlot was harvested at 25.5° Balling. Yield of 6ton/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 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 24 months. 100% new oak was used.