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Cape Heights Merlot

2018

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

ABV

13.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Merlot

£7.20

Out of stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Bright, juicy, varietal Merlot.

Tasting Notes

Lush, ripe and deep in hue this is plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.

Grape Blend

100%

Merlot

Production Notes

Grapes are sourced from long-established vineyards on the Wellington/Swartland borders, an area of low rainfall with mainly decomposed granite soils. The vines are low-trellised and the grapes were picked mid-March.

As we look for bright, juicy varietal fruit, the wine is VERY gently (10%) wooded. Bunches are destemmed and placed in open top fermenters. Turbo pigeage is done 4 times daily up to half of the sugar is fermented. Then only twice daily to end of fermentation. Pigeage is a soft delicate way of wetting the cap and aerating the wine. Soft and fruity tannins is the wine goal. Malo-lactic fermentation follows. The wine is kept on the fine lees up to bottling.

Producer - Boutinot South Africa

2013 was Boutinot’s 22nd vintage in South Africa. Thanks to long-standing relationships with growers, they¬†have been able to consistently source the best parcels of fruit and successfully establish the Boutinot South Africa style and standard always developing and improving quality.

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

ABV

13.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Merlot

£7.20

Out of stock