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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