Clos-Malverne-Merlot

Clos Malverne Merlot

R128.00

This Merlot embodies the definition of Clos Malverne wines once again. True to its varietal, elegant yet complex with a long mouth feel. This Merlot shouts red fruit on the nose with underlying hints of star anise and smoky aromas. It is exceptionally smooth, and will go well with grilled fillet steak topped with camembert cheese with black berry sauce, or blue cheese and crispy bacon pasta. To be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 2 – 3 years.

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Product Description

This Merlot embodies the definition of Clos Malverne wines once again. True to its varietal, elegant yet complex with a long mouth feel. This Merlot shouts red fruit on the nose with underlying hints of star anise and smoky aromas. It is exceptionally smooth, and will go well with grilled fillet steak topped with camembert cheese with black berry sauce, or blue cheese and crispy bacon pasta. To be enjoyed now, but can be aged for another 2 – 3 years.

Vintage 2014
Varietal Merlot
Bottle size 750ml

Additional Information

Alcohol

14.5 %

Awards & Accolades

Merlot 2010 – 2013 Best Value Wine Guide

pH

3.48

Climate

Mediterranean – summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards in the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.

Origin

From selected vineyards in the prime red wine growing area of the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch.

Residual Sugar

3.2 g/l

Soil

Deep red Hutton soils.

Total acidity

5.5 g/l

Trellissing

Hedged (Perold system)

Tasting Notes

This Merlot embodies the definition of Clos Malverne wines once again. True to its varietal, elegant yet complex with a long mouth feel.

Vinification

he grapes are hand – harvested at optimal ripeness. They are then destalked, crushed and fermented for 7 days on their skins in open fermenting tanks.

Yield

8 tons per ha.