Vergelegen Reserve Merlot 2018 75cl

Vergelegen Reserve Merlot 2018 75cl

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All the grapes came from Vergelegens vineyards: Kopland, Stonepine, Korhaan and Rooiland. Although most of the Merlot was planted on north and north-west facing slopes, the Korhaan and Lower Schaapenberg vineyards are on cooler sea-facing aspects. Two clones were used: a French Bordeaux and an Italian clone. The vineyards are all dry-land, but are carefully monitored to avoid stress.

The fruit was picked at peak physiological ripeness to avoid the necessity of adding acid and prevent the extraction of hard tannins. Fermentation took place at 28C and lasted seven days. The wine was then left to macerate for two weeks before being run off into barrels for malolactic fermentation. It was racked four times to encourage tannin evolution and then matured for twenty months in small French oak barrels, only 50% of which were new.

Ripe plum colour with a ruby rim. The nose shows ripe fruit flavours, spice and a touch of chocolate. The ripeness of the fruit is balanced by fresh fruit acid and soft wood/fruit

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wine type Red
country South Africa
region Stellenbosch
wine grape Merlot
wine style Full Bodied Red
vintage 2018
wine country South Africa
wine region Stellenbosch
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 £20.95
    wine type Red
    country South Africa
    region Stellenbosch
    wine grape Merlot
    wine style Full Bodied Red
    vintage 2018
    wine country South Africa
    wine region Stellenbosch
    Brand
    • Express Delivery (Next working day) - £6.95.
    • 2 to 3 working days - £5.49.
    • Saturdays - from £15
    • FREE on all orders over £150
    British mainland only. Please see our delivery page for more information
    Order before 14:00 for delivery on 24 Apr 2024
    Order today for delivery on 24 Apr 2024
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