Zonnebloem Merlot (single bottle)

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Quick Overview

Colour: Ruby red.

Bouquet: Combination of red fruit and mulberry aromas, with a hint of cigar box and oak spice.

Palate: An elegant medium- to full-bodied wine with delicate red fruit and well-integrated wood flavours Perfectly-balanced with accessible tannins and a satisfying finish.

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Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with rich oxtail stews, chicken curries, game and red meat dishes.

In The Vineyard

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist) 
The grapes were sourced from trellised, dryland vineyards in the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch Kloof and Jonkershoek areas. Mostly south-west facing, they derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contribute to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit flavours.

About The Harvest

Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker) 
The grapes were harvested by hand in March at 24° to 25° Balling, when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins were still firm.

In The Cellar

The Craft of Viniculture: Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The different vineyards blocks were separately vinified. Fermentation on the skins took place for 10 to 12 days at 27°C. The grapes were pressed at 5˚ Balling to ensure that no harsh or bitter tannins were extracted. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in a combination of wood (55% in 300- litre barrels - 80% French and 20% American oak) and stainless steel tanks (45%) for 12 months.


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Our Price A$17.95

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