Hermanuspietersfontein 1855 Posmeester Merlot 2020

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The postmaster of the 1800’s played an important role in the history of the Hermanuspietersfontein brand. An elegant Merlot based red blend offering fresh fruit and generous drinkability. Accessible, confirming his reputation as an everyday favourite. Wine of Origin Western Cape. Red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries, showing milk chocolate undertone; fruit freshness. Palate: Lush and juicy palate; generous offering; supple and full with good length.

The name originates from the founder of Hermanus Hermanus Pieters who in 1855 helped take a little fisherman’s village and turn it into the town it is today. This name has given them the title of longest Afrikaans name for a cellar in the world. Their wines are just as uniquely named with the HPF brand being the only wine cellar in South Africa to use Afrikaans-only names. The non-serious attitude has also led to a well-loved reputation as a fun and laid-back winery with the owner commenting that “while we don’t take ourselves seriously we’re serious about making good wines”.

Food Pairing
It is best paired with lightly spiced foods like Cape Malay bobotie, tomato-based pasta or pizza, barbecue spare ribs, bacon quiche, or spring rolls.

The Estate
The gentle Atlantic breeze caresses the rolling vineyards at Hermanuspietersfontein wine estate to create truly spectacular nutrient-rich wines. Situated in the mountains near Stanford, this remarkable wine estate is the champion farm of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, having been a member since 2007. Natural fauna such as leopards, duikers, reebok, cerval, and baboons roam free over the 320 hectares of the fynbos-rich Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery. First named in 1855, the Hermanuspietersfontein farm and winery is under the careful control of the Pretorius family, the winemaker Bartho Eksteen, and Gerrie Heyneke.

Alcohol: 14 % vol



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