2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Serve with flavourful meat dishes such as lamb accompanied by a sweet mint sauce, as well as Cape Malay curries and bobotie. Slow-cooked beef pot roast is an ideal partner to this blend.

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Nose

Upfront aromas of vibrant red fruit and notes of spices, supported by subtle oak nuances of mocha and cinnamon.

Palate

The wine boasts a well defined round and elegant structure and lush red berries, ensuring intriguing and juicy tannins. It reveals the best of both varieties in the blend and finishes in a soft, lingering after-taste.

Style

Medium-bodied, New World, gently wooded.

Variety

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Acidity 5.5 g/l
Ageing

The blend was oak-staved, using premium French oak, for a period of 6 - 8 months. The French oak staves enhance the fruit flavours and lend structure to the wine.

Alcohol 13.5%
Food Pairing

Serve with flavourful meat dishes such as lamb accompanied by a sweet mint sauce, as well as Cape Malay curries and bobotie. Slow-cooked beef pot roast is an ideal partner to this blend.

pH 3.53
Sugar 4.3 g/l
Vinification

Grapes originate from Swartland and Stellenbosch. Picked at 25 degrees Balling, sorted, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented at between 25 and 27 °C. After fermentation, the wine was left on French oak staves in the tank to finish the malolactic process.

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