Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver Medal
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Deep ruby with an opaque centre; layers of black fruit with intense plum, raspberry and spiced beetroot; succulent texture with dried herb and olive flavours adding complexity. Excellent structure with supple tannins giving support and definition; lingering finish with a savoury lift; great matched with beef carpaccio, duck with cherries or ham.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Will mature well for 3 - 5 years.
Will complement a beef fillet served with red wine and bone-marrow reduction.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite type soil. Yield of 6 ton per hactare.
About The Harvest
The Merlot was harvested at 25.5° Balling.
In The Cellar
Fermented with NT 50 yeast 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. 50 % new oak was used.