This wine was made from 5 different vineyards on the Simonsberg slopes, blended together to create an intriguing Merlot from this appellation. Each vineyard block was fermented separately. Extensive cold soak maceration before fermentation was used to release colour and flavour extraction into the wine. Only freerun juice was matured for 12months, 10% new and 90% 2nd ? 4 th fill French Oak barriques.