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An easy-drinking dry, medium-bodied wine with bright strawberries, raspberries, and red plum fruits. Perfect to pair with a variety of white or red meat dishes and rich sauces.

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Overview

Quantity

Case (6 x 750 ml) – Stettyn Cellar Merlot 2022

Cultivar Information:

100% Merlot

Origin:

STETTYN

Region:

Worcester Wine and Olive Route

Analysis:

  • Alcohol – 14,5%

  • Residual Sugar – 4.3 g/l

  • Total Acidity – 5.78g/l

  • pH – 3.53

More information

The Merlot grape varietal

Merlot is a dark, blue-coloured grape variety that is used as both a blending and single varietal wine. In 1824, the word Merlot itself appeared in an article on Médoc wine (Bordeaux) where it was described that the grape was named after the local blackbird (called merlau in the local variant of “Romance language”, merle in standard) who liked eating the ripe grapes on the vine

Known for being soft, ripe and elegant, most Merlots are easy-drinking reds that go well both with food as well as on their own. This is an approachable grape varietal and is often recommended as the first red wine someone new to red wine should drink.

Tasting notes

Dry, medium-bodied with bright strawberries, raspberries, and red plum fruits. The Stettyn Merlot tends to emphasize late harvesting to gain optimal grape ripeness and produce a ruby red colour and intense red fruits. Subtle oak ageing in small French and American barrels helps round out the fruit forward palate. This wine presents with a soft and approachable style for early enjoyment but can benefit from 2 – 4 years of cellaring.

Food pairing suggestions

Roast or grilled chicken with creamy garlic and mushroom sauce. Lamb chops with a tomato-based sauce and mint jelly.

Climate/conditions

Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall situated between the cooler, wetter Boland and the harsher, drier Karoo. Cool nights enhance the veraison with warmer days for good phenolic ripeness and concentrated flavours.

Winemaking

Grapes are harvested as late as possible to generate the best phenolic ripeness. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature between 26 – 30°C to maximise the extraction yet cool enough to promote fresh fruit flavours. After the second fermentation the wine is further matured in 225-litre French and Hungarian oak barrels for between 12 – 18 months.

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