Glen Carlou Merlot 2017

£16.00

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Description

Tasting Notes

“Beautiful on both nose and palate with hints of mint and violets, ripe raspberries, red cherry and black-currant. Subtle oak, with intriguing complexity. This wine has a textured mid-palate outlining finely grained tannins, framing concentrated fruit flavours. This is an honest expression of an individual grape made into a delightful wine.” Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Food Pairing:

Wine pairs well with oxtail croquette, venison and ostrich and pasta dishes.

 

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Appellation

Paarl

Varieties

Merlot 100%

Harvest Date

February 2019

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%, R.S 2.2, T.A 6.3g/l, pH 3.40

Vinification

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.

Ageing

Only freerun juice was matured for 12months, 10% new and 90% 2nd – 4th fill French Oak barriques.

Optimum Drinkability

2019 to 2025

Enjoy With

Delicious with venison loin, rack of lamb or hearty pasta dishes.

Winemaker’s Note

Beautiful on both nose and palate with hints of mint and violets, ripe raspberries, red cherry and black-currant. Subtle oak, with an intriguing complexity. This wine has a textured mid-palate outlining finely grained tannins, framing concentrated fruit flavours. This is an honest expression of an individual grape made into a delightful wine.

Merlot 2018

  • 2020 Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
Merlot 2017
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Outstanding
  • Veritas Awards 2018 – Gold
  • Novare Terroir Awards – Top Merlot Paarl
  • Ultra Value Wine Competition 2018 – Gold
Merlot 2016
  • Veritas Awards 2017 – Gold
  • Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits 2017 – Gold
Merlot 2014
  • John Platter Guide 2017 – 4 stars
Merlot 2013
  • Neil Pendock RECM Value Award & Highest Rating
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards 2015 – Silver
  • Platter Guide 2015 – 3 stars

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