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Cape Heights 2014 Merlot 750ml

SKU: 1018082
UPC: 3430560004670
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Winemaker's Notes:

Attractively soft, creamy, chocolately nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue this is plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.

In the winery

As we look for bright, juicy varietal fruit, the wine is VERY gently (10%) wooded. Bunches are destemmed and placed in open top fermenters. Turbo pigeage is done 4 times daily up to half of the sugar is fermented. Then only twice daily to end of fermentation. Pigeage is a soft delicate way of wetting the cap and aerating the wine. Soft and fruity tannins is the wine goal. Malo-lactic fermentation follows. The wine is kept on the fine lees up to bottling.

Food Recommendations

Grilled lamb, pasta with a tomato-based sauce, chorizo and butterbean stew, spicy sausages.