Colour: A pale pink with a hint of orange.
Nose: An enticing bouquet of rose petals, red currents and tropical fruit.
Palate: Refreshing and vibrant, with red berry flavours, floral undertones and a crisp finish.
Food Pairing: Share a glass with friends over a some Mediterranean style starters such as chilli, garlic and ginger prawns, chiorizo, cannelli bean and rocket salad or a cherry tomato, feta and pomegranate salad. We hope you enjoy it.
(Merlot 100 %)
Made primarily from cold pressed Merlot, the vineyard selected for this wine is nearly 20yrs old. Located at the forefront of a spur jutting out of the Voor Paardeberg Mountain, the berries are well exposed to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight is essential to eliminate any green flavours from the grape.
The soil has a high clay percentage and this lends softness and volume to the wine. Great care is taken to ensure that the vines do not bear too great a crop or suffer from drought. This is done through green cropping of the vines and micro irrigation. Both practices help to preserve the natural acidity, freshness and vibrancy of the grape aromas.
All our grapes are picked at optimum ripeness in the early hours of the morning. They are then packed into a cold room to be chilled further for processing the following day.
The grapes are gently destemmed and the fresh juice drained to tank, while the remaining mash is pressed for the "colour fraction". The juice is cold settled to remove any coarseness and fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks. The wine is 100% unoaked.
The wine is aged on its yeast lees for 6 months to allow it to fill out and gain complexity. The wine is relatively light in alcohol and calories.
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