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Meinert Merlot 2018
Fermented with natural yeasts and made in classic, minimal interventionist manner with no extended skin maceration. All the components were vinified separately and matured for 18 months in a selection of first, second, third and fourth fill French oak barrels and racked at intervals as necessary.
This wine has aromas of plum, dark berries and hint of truffle. The palate shows silky tannins and balance. It’s a medium bodied wine with a smooth and long finish. Bright acidity ensures vibrant freshness and longevity.
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Meinert Merlot in its classic, elegant and refined style forms the core of our portfolio and is a wine we are particularly passionate about. Merlot perfectly suited to the unique terroir of our hillside Devon Valley vineyards.
It is rare for us to bottle a 100% single varietal as it is well known that Bordeaux cultivars typically enhance each other’s flavor nuances, however, the 2018 a particularly good Merlot vintage despite the lower rainfall enabling for a richer, textured style that underpins our focus on ‘turbo charged’, vibrant Merlot’s that bridge the gap between the New and Old Worlds.