Grapes for our Porcupine Ridge Merlot are sourced from the Helderberg area and surrounding Stellenbosch vineyards. Vineyard parcels with balanced yields and very specific soils (mainly decomposed 'koffieklip') were selected to accentuate the red fruit character, which we strive for in this wine.
Porcupine Ridge Merlot
The nose is luscious and appealing with notes of red and dark berry fruits like cherry, redcurrant, and ripe plum, complemented by the delicate scent of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and dried herbs. The fine, well interated tannins and balanced acitdity contributes to the elegant, plush and silky texture of the wine. The palate features darker berry fruit flavors, while the finish is reminiscent of classic mocha, with lingering notes of dark chocolate, white pepper, and nutmeg.