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Blaauwklippen Merlot 2021

Blaauwklippen Merlot 2021

R170,00

Mulberry, chocolate and cassis notes on the nose, with hints of spiced nuts. Chalky tannins with a smooth and lingering finish.

Specifications

SKU: BLA-005
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Sugar G/L: 2.70
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Merlot
Food Pairing: Meat

More Information

In the cellar

Hand picked grapes were transported to the cellar for processing. Grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks and twice daily pump-overs ensured the delicate extraction of tannins. The total time on the skins were 14 days before pressing. Malo-lactic fermentation and maturation followed in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months.

In the vineyard

Grapes were grown in 2 vineyard blocks on our farm situated next to each other. Medium potential Klapmuts soil, planted narrow at 1,8m x 1.0m and with vertical shoot positioning trellis system. Clones MO182 and MO343 were used and both blocks are under drip irrigation. Annual Yield is between 7 and 10 tons/ha.

Ageing

This wine will benefit from cellaring and can be aged for a further 10 years if stored in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

Merlot

Food Pairing

Pair with charcuterie platters and gourmet flatbreads with pulled pork or steak strips.

Awards and Recognition

Double Gold Veritas 2022

About the Wine Estate

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch. Down to earth with a rich history and winemaking tradition, we produce wines of distinction in harmony with the simplicity of country living. The farm has rich and fertile soils, hailed from grey-blue decomposed granite deposited against the mountain slopes. Vineyard practices are aimed at achieving the perfect balance between healthy vines and low yields, to produce the best quality wines. Magnificent scenery, historic buildings and striking design features make Blaauwklippen the perfect destination for truly unforgettable experiences.

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