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Cape Heights Merlot, Western Cape

£6.49

BOUTINOT SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
13.5% | 6 x 75cl | Screw cap
Merlot 100%.

Beautifully ripened Merlot grapes sourced from long established Western Cape vineyards.

SKU: PC-SAB181V1 Category: Tags: , ,
Description

ABV 13.5%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
GRAPE MERLOT 100%
CLOSURE SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER RYNO BOOYSEN & JD ROSSOUW
ALLERGEN INFO CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS

Production

Merlot grapes are sourced from long standing vineyards on the Swartland/Wellington borders and also the Breede River Valley. Low rainfall, warm weather, mainly decomposed granite soils and low trellised vines all adds really interesting complexity to the final wine. Grapes are picked in mid-March, de-stemmed and placed in open top fermenters. Pigeage is carried out four times daily (whilst up to half of the sugar is fermented), then only twice daily to the end of fermentation – this is a soft delicate way of wetting the cap and aerating the wine. Malolactic fermentation follows before the wine is left on its lees to extract extra depth and soft tannins. A touch of elegance is achieved by using a modest amount (10%) of oak.

Tasting notes

A bright and juicy Merlot with an attractively soft, creamy, chocolatey nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue, this is a plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.

Food match

Grilled lamb, pasta with a tomato-based sauce, chorizo and butterbean stew, spicy sausages and mash.

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