The grapes were harvested at 24.5 degrees balling, destalked and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs were done up to three times a day. After fermentation the wine was racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation and matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 15% was new oak. A portion of the wine was hand-sorted, fermented in an open top wooden vat and basket pressed. This handcrafted portion of Merlot adds depth and complexity to the final blend.
Fairview Stellenbosch Merlot
Ruby red color. Fresh mulberries and chocolate aromas. Medium bodied palate with firm tannins, fresh red fruit flavours and with a harmonious finish