Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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South Africa
Western Cape
2017 Vintage

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Deep, brooding purple in colour with some brick red highlights. The nose has pretty red-fruit characters with some hints of spices such as cinnamon and liquorice. The palate is juicy, broad and ripe, packed with red and black berry fruits, a firm, well integrated oaky structure and a bold, well defined finish which makes it a great food wine.

Product Specification

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  • Country
    South Africa
  • Region
    Western Cape
  • Style
    Medium Bodied
  • Closure
    Natural Cork
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Customer Reviews Write a Review

  • 5
    Serious Merlot

    Posted by Emma Robinson on 23 Apr 2020

    I've been a fan of Thelema wines for a while and this current vintage (2017) of Merlot is tasting exceptional right now!


The whole bunches were de-stalked, hand sorted and crushed into stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at 28 degrees C with pump overs for 6 days and a further 5 days maceration followed by 100% malo-lactic fermentation and pressing into 30% new French barriques where ageing was for 20 months before bottling.

Our Expert Food Recommendation

This lighter and more elegant style of Merlot is ideal with more delicate game dishes or with lamb