The steep mountains surrounding the valley means relatively short periods of direct sunlight exposure. These conditions allow the Vinologist to harvest grapes which have had the benefit of longer hang-time on the vineyards, resulting in a distinctive Merlot with concentrated red fruits, gentle leafy aromas and soft tannins. Minimal cellar intervention allows for pure varietal and fruit expressions. The Franschhoek origin Merlot is a clear example of how a "Wine with Origin" comes alive in the bottle

Vinologist Franschhoek Merlot

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  • An abundance of black fruit, dark cherries and ripe plums with whiffs of rhubarb, tobacco, mint and oregano make for a very complex nose. The entry is smooth with a compote of black currant, blueberry and prunes following through onto a focused mid-palate with delicate cedar and graphite notes from French oak. The wine is balanced with integrated acidity and a svelte tannin structure. Hints of dark chocolate, mocha and bay leaf linger on a fine finish