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Dornier Merlot 2019

Dornier Merlot 2019

R179,00

This wine has aromas of cherry, dark berries and hints of fynbos with a bright ruby-red colour. The palate shows freshness, concentration and balance with flavours of ripe black cherries, plums and black current. There is a lengthy fullness on the palate and an understated class and elegance.

Specifications

SKU: DOR-001
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Sugar G/L: 3.8g/L
Winery: Dornier
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Merlot
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat

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In the cellar

Optimally ripe grapes were hand-picked and sorted before fermentation to ensure that only the finest quality fruit was selected for the wine. The grapes were fermented in open stainless-steel tanks with pump overs preformed regularly. The wine spent 18 months ageing in French oak barrels before final blending and bottling.

In the vineyard

The vines are planted on the south westerly slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain in soils consisting of red and yellow decomposed granite with a high clay content. The Merlot vineyard is planted to selected clones that yield better quality grapes and lower production per vine. Viticultural techniques based on methods and principles respectful to the environment allow for a productive balance of about 8 tons grapes per hectare.

Ageing

This wine can be enjoyed now, however, it will benefit with some cellaring and can be aged for 3 to five years if stored in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

Merlot

Food Pairing

This wine is the perfect match for game, such as Kudu, roasted and stewed red meats and aged chesses.

About the Wine Estate

Dornier Wine Estate is situated at the foot of Stellenbosch Mountain in the famous wine sub-region, the Golden Triangle. The focus at Dornier lies on the production of premium quality red and white wines that are expressive of the unique terroir of the area. Ancient decomposed granite soils found on cool, south facing slopes lead to the production of elegant wines of complex structure. Dornier’s iconic cellar has a 500-ton production capacity and is complemented by a state-of-the-art wine tasting facility.

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