Merlot 2018


Discover the Merlot 2018 a captivating wine estate nestled in the enchanting surroundings of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Indulge in our exquisite offering – a rich, dark ruby colored wine that beckons with its allure. Immerse yourself in a delightful complexity, as the intense perfume on the nose gives way to the opulent flavors of succulent plums and delicate notes of luxurious dark chocolate.

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Food pairings

Roast duck, turkey and lean cuts of beef. Roasted vegetables. For fish think salmon and tuna.

Wine Making

The grapes were received during the early morning. Crushing and de-stemming commenced and the mash was pumped to fermentation tanks.

Three days of cold maceration followed after which yeast was added for fermentation to start. Fermentation temperatures were held between 26-30°C. Pump-overs were done four times per day with maceration lasting between 15-25 days. The free-run juice went to barrels and the press-wine was kept aside.

Malolactic fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks after which the wine was aged in french oak barrels (barriques) for 24 months (20% new oak).


The Merlot vineyard is planted on N-NW; SW-W and N, S facing slopes from 160m-200m above sea-level. These blocks are planted on the following soil types: Swartland, Tukulu, Vilafonte and Glenrosa. These soils vary from medium to heavy textured, with a clay content that varies from 15-20%.


Alc: 14%

T.A.: 5.7g/l

PH: 3.61

RS: 2.2