The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness to express the typical Merlot fruit aromas. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks after which it was pressed. Malolactic fermentation finished in French oak barrels and it was left to mature for a further 24 months with only one racking to clarify the wine. No fining was necessary and the wine was only filtered at bottling.
Hidden Valley Merlot
A very inviting nose of ripe cherries, blackcurrent and subtle fynbos notes leads to a soft and medium bodied palate. Vibrant fruits follow through with tastes of mulberry jam and strawberries. An easy drinking wine with soft tannins and a juicy mouthfeel.