Glen Carlou Merlot 2015

R90.00

R90.00 | Club R76.50

 

The nose is bright and youthful, with red currant and cherry aromas, the palate is fresh and clean with plenty of ripe red cherry, cassis and plum undertones with moderate acid and soft tannins. The finish is long and smooth.

 

The softness and fleshiness of Merlot makes it a popular grape for blending. The vines planted in Alluvial soils with good drainage, results in small concentrated berries, which delivers a well balanced wine that offers intense fruit flavours.

Tasting Notes

The palate is fresh and clean with plenty of ripe red cherry, cassis and plum undertones. The mid palate is bright with fruit forward red fruits exhibited with moderate acid and soft tannins. The finish is long and smooth.

Awards

Merlot 2014

 

John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars

 

Merlot 2013

 

Neil Pendock RECM Value Award & Highest Rating
Silver: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2015
John Platter Guide 2015: 3 stars*

Additional Information

Varieties

Merlot 100%

Harvest Date

February 2015

Analysis

Alc: 14% | RS: 1.7 | TA: 6.6g/l | pH: 3.42

Fermentation

4 weeks in stainless steel tanks which were pumped over 3-4 times a day as required. 1-2 weeks maceration on skins

Ageing

15 months: 30% third fill French oak (225 litre) and 70% 6000 litre French oak vats

Bottling Date

August 2016

Winemaker’s Note

2015 was a great vintage for our Merlot. It does well in our region as we tend to get much softer tannins with the warmer weather.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Delicious with venison loin, rack of lamb, hearty pasta dishes, a Moroccan lamb shank or some crispy duck pancakes.

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