Stormhoek Merlot Malbec 2.25L

£16.00

£7.11 per litre

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Product information

Fruity and rich. Excellent with steak or duck.
Wine of Western Cape, South Africa
Country of Origin
South Africa

Dietary Information
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
ABV (%)
14
Units
31.5
Grape Variety
Merlot, Malbec
Tasting Notes
On the nose you will find a combination of prunes, spices, dark chocolate and raspberries. The palate has a smooth rich taste of cherries, raspberries and black current well integrated with the wood chariness.
History
The vines were planted between 2000 and 2004. Choice of cultivar clone and rootstock were well selected in the rich soils that the Western Cape offers. Vines are pruned to deliver well balanced crop and vineyard practices gets managed accordingly. The need for irrigation gets monitored on a weekly basis to ensure the vines never stress during ripening phase
Regional Information
A Mediterranean climate dominates the Western Cape with the coastal regions influenced by nearby oceans - The Cold Benguala current (Atlantic ocean) from the South Pole flows along the western coast and the warmer Mozambique current (Indian ocean) follows the South coast.
Current Vintage
2017
Vinification Details
The grapes were harvested in the early morning to preserve all the flavours and aromas. After gentle destalking, the grapes are crushed and moved to stainless steel tanks where pre-fermentation maceration takes place for 3 days at 10 degrees Celsius. Standard maceration follows with 2 pump overs and the grapes left to ferment until dry.
Producer
Home of Origin Wine (Pty) Ltd.
Agent
Origin Wine Ltd.
Winemaker
Johan Gerber

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