Merlot

Our Merlot bursts with a sun-ripened red berry and plum aroma, tingling your taste buds with every sip. It boasts a vibrant, lively red colour and is beautifully soft-textured with graceful, but intense flavours. Grapes are hand-picked and delivered to the cellar, where they are handled very gently to preserve inherent fruit flavours.

Place in the Sun Merlot is available internationally.

Merlot

About our vineyards

Trellised vineyards in the Cape’s prime growing areas are cooled by False Bay sea breezes during the summer, helping to slow down ripening and concentrate fruit flavours. Grapes are hand-picked and delivered to the cellar, where they are handled very gently to preserve inherent fruit flavours.

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Trellised vineyards in the Cape’s prime growing areas are cooled by False Bay sea breezes during the summer, helping to slow down ripening and concentrate fruit flavours. Grapes are hand-picked and delivered to the cellar, where they are handled very gently to preserve inherent fruit flavours.
The grapes were harvested and cold-soaked for two weeks to enrich colour and flavour. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, the wine was pressed when the tank had fermented dry. The wine next underwent malolactic fermentation to soften its texture and was gently oaked, maturing for 12 months before bottling.
Colour: Vibrant, lively red. Aroma: Abundant cherry liqueur and oak spice aromas with a hint of fresh mint. Palate: A beautifully soft-textured wine with intense cherry flavours. Tannins are prominent, but well integrated.
An excellent match with mushroom-flavoured dishes, it also stands up well to tomato-flavoured casseroles, Mediterranean style dishes with aubergines and peppers. Download our Merlot fact sheet
Alcohol:  13.34% Total Acid:  5.15 g/l ph:  3.67 Residual Sugar:  3.95 g/l

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