Cederberg Merlot Shiraz 2018

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Platter's Review: 4 *

A fantastic blend of 57% merlot and 43% shiraz. Sweet plums and blackcurrants from the merlot and cherries and spice from the shiraz. A wine that is very accessible and smooth with fruity flavours lingering on the palate. 

Merlot and Shiraz grapes are vinified separately, hand harvested at 24-25 balling. Grapes cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour /flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours and a maximum temperature of 27°C is reached. Once malolactic fermentation is completed in tank the wine is matured further in 225l French oak barrels are used for an additional 12 months. Blending of the wine only takes place after maturation. 70% Merlot and 30% Shiraz 60 %. 3rd Fill & 40% 4th fill barrels, medium and tight grain with medium and medium plus toasting.

Food Pairing
This red blend is a must with every bbq, but also suited to rich game dishes.

The Estate
South Africa’s most uniquely situated wine farm falls within the pristine environs of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. Conservation is fundamental and Cederberg Private Cellar is a committed member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative.

Alcohol: 14% vol