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Thelema Merlot

£21.30

Grape: Merlot

Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Body: Med-Full

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

This premium South African Merlot is from the Stellenbosch region and produced by Thelema Mountain Vineyards. Grapes are selected from their high altitude estate vineyards before being hand sorted and cold soaked in stainless steel with twice daily pumpovers.  Fermentation is with with natural occurring yeasts before pressing and racking to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine spends 18 months in these French oak barrels - 30% new and the balance in older barrels. 

The resulting wine shows bright, red fruit and hints of spice on the nose, with concentrated flavours on the palate and soft, polished tannins. Hints of dark chocolate complete this wonderfully balanced wine, that will further develop well in the bottle for 6 years from vintage date. Try with mushroom risotto, rich pastas and grilled meats.

With their wines, Thelema aim to create an expression of Stellenbosch through authority and rich tradition. Situated on the South Easterly side of the Simonsberg Mountain with elevations 530m above sea level - some of the highest elevations in Stellenbosch. The high altitude and the rich red soils are ideal for premium quality wine grape production. They vinify with minimum interference, allowing the wines to be a true expression of each vineyard.

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Merlot
Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Tasting Notes:

Bright, red fruit and hints of spice on the nose, with concentrated flavours on the palate and soft, polished tannins. Hints of dark chocolate complete this wonderfully balanced wine.

Appearance: Deep Ruby
Body: Med-Full
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Varietal
Oaking: Oaked
Wine Making Process: Malolactic
ABV: 14.5%
Vintage: 2018
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: New World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Mushroom|Risotto|Pasta|Beef|Lamb|Pork
Producer: Thelema Mountain Vineyards
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