Vondeling – Barrel Selection Merlot 2018

£18.50

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Smooth and soft with exceptionally fine tannins, this is a 100% Merlot wine from Voor-Paardeberg in South Africa.

Country of Origin: South Africa
Growing Region: Western Cape
Producer: Vondeling
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Vintage: 2018

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Description

Vondeling Barrel Selection Merlot has a vibrant, dark ruby red colour. A truly splendid nose of black cherry, sweet raspberry and aromatic lavender. The palate is smooth and soft with abundant, juicy redberry fruit, sweet liquorice and exceptionally fine tannin. The finish is clean, long and lingering.

Welcome to the Voor-Paardeberg; a Western Cape wine region that has all the charm of an undiscovered country landscape, yet is easily accessible, approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. The Vondeling vineyards run off the South-facing slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain where the decomposed granite soil, along with habitual afternoon South Westerly winds, give their wines a vibrancy in an otherwise warm climate area. The first vintage of Vondeling wines made from their own grapes was in 2005; there are now approximately 100 hectares of vineyard, mostly planted to Mediterranean varietals. The older vineyards, which include Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1983 and Chenin Blanc in 1986, have come into perfect balance over the years and provide some of Vondeling’s most valuable fruit which is turned into wines with a unique ‘fingerprint’ of origin from minimal intervention during the winemaking process.

Food matches: Pairs wonderfully with tomato-based pasta dishes, chicken and barbequed lamb chops.

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ABV

14.00%

Bottle Size

75cl

Vintage

2018

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