Glen Carlou Merlot 2016

R90.00

R90.00 | Club R76.50

 

Opaque, brick red in colour, this Merlot is showcasing loads of ripe blackberry, red berry and blackcurrant flavours. Hints of herbal and violet aromas are folded in layers of savoury and dark chocolate scent.

 

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

Opaque, brick red in colour, this Merlot is showcasing loads of ripe blackberry, red berry and blackcurrant flavours. Hints of herbal and violet aromas are folded in layers of savoury and dark chocolate scent.

The palate is medium/full bodied, reeling juicy fruit, with a wonderful texture, fine grained tannins and a silky finish.This keen balanced wine has a long lingering essence or berries and mint leaves, leaving the palate gently.

Awards

Merlot 2016

 

Gold: Veritas Awards 2017
Gold: Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits 2017

 

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 2016

Analysis

Alc: 14% | RS: 2.2 | TA: 6.4g/l | pH: 3.49

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

July 2017

Winemaker’s Note

Opaque, brick red in colour, this Merlot is showcasing loads of ripe blackberry, red berry and blackcurrant flavours. Hints of herbal and violet aromas are folded in layers of savoury and dark chocolate scent.
The palate is medium/full bodied, reeling juicy fruit, with a wonderful texture, fine grained tannins and a silky finish.
This keen balanced wine has a long lingering essence or berries and mint leaves, leaving the palate gently.

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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