This is your typical Stellenbosch Hills terroir style Merlot, top of the hill facing the False Bay area – warm west-facing slopes and cool breezes from the ocean at night. Long ripening time; that’s why you get high sugar levels but still brilliant acidity. The tannins in this wine are also big, and that’s why you need many years in barrel to soften the tannins but enhance the fruit. It stayed on the lees for about 8 months to get all the flavours before racking. Then was put in 4th fill barrels not to get wood extraction to soften the tannins. Loved the style. Not your typical dark chocolate, berry style – but almost more sea-salt tight fruit.
Alc 15.5 %
TA – 7.3