Elgin Vintners Merlot 2015/16

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A distinguished Merlot, combining blend of bold plum, blackberry, and blueberry fruit with distinctive notes of violet, cardamom and walnut. Plush, silky tannins give a luxurious mouthfeel, followed by a pure and refreshingly savoury finish.

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The grapes come from the Eikenhof Vineyard, planted in 2004 on Koffie Klip soils. Green harvesting is employed prior to veraison and the vines are trained to double perold. The grapes were hand picked in three stages into eighteen kilo boxes.

Following a five day cold-soak at 8°C, alcohlic fermentation took place in tank, followed by malolactic fermentation also in tank. The wine was then transferred to French oak barriques, twenty percent new, where it matured for twenty months.

 
Data sheet
Vintage 2015/16
Alcoholic strength 14.0%
Country South Africa
Region Elgin
Grapes Merlot 93%, Malbec 7%
Body D
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
 
Elgin Vintners

The Elgin Vintners are a partnership of six dedicated grape growers who, believing in the excellence of the terroir and diversity of their vineyards, have combined their resources to cultivate and produce a range of high quality wines. They hail from the beautiful Elgin Valley, a high inland plateau completely surrounded by mountains, seventy kilometres along the coast from Cape Town. This cool climate region was long known for its apple orchards but since the turn of the century quality conscious winemakers have been taking advantage of the temperate conditions, afforded by the high altitudes and cooling winds from the Atlantic, to grow exemplary Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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