Merlot (Red) [mur-LO] Merlot is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot an ideal grape to blend with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvig...
Merlot (Red) [mur-LO] Merlot is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot an ideal grape to blend with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is produced primarily in France (where it is the third most planted red grape), Italy (where it is the country's 5th most planted grape) and California, Romania and on a lesser scale in Australia, Argentina, Canada's Niagara Peninsula, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, and other parts of the United States such as Washington State and Long Island. It grows in many regions that also grow Cabernet Sauvignon but tends to be cultivated in the cooler portions of those areas. In areas that are too warm, Merlot will ripen too early. Wikipedia
This complex Merlot from Anura has intense flavours of ripe blackberry, red berry and blackcurrant.
The wine has loads of ripe blackberry, red berry and blackcurrant flavours.
A beautifully balanced, vibrant wine showing a complexity that belies the age of the vines.
The juicy red fruit and berries on the nose and palate are complemented by hints of French oak.
Signatures of Doolhof Range - A classic Merlot with a velvety balance of red and black fruit and well integrated oak.
The wine has an attractive nose, which reminds of violets, plums, black berries, cherries and peppery spices.
Berry and plum flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by a subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum.
Single Vineyard Estate RangeAttractively youthful, raspberries and cherries, which acts as a foil for the oak, cedar plus sweet spice, cinnamon and nutmeg from French and American barrels.
Tasting Notes to follow...
The Jan Fiskaal (fiscal shrike) is a common sight in our vineyards. A small bird with a fierce reputation for driving out pests, its characteristic “chee-chee-chee” cry and black-and-white colouring make it easily recognisable.
A strong nose of raspberry, fynbos with a hint of mint and violets.
Enjoy with Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, grilled chicken, beef stews.