Merlot

Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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South Africa
Western Cape
2017 Vintage

Single
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The aroma is at once appealing and inviting, deep and complex. Plum crumble, vanilla bean and sun-dried tomato to begin with; opening up to reveal nuances of roasted red pepper, saucisson and gravelly, tarry, mineral notes. In the mouth it has irresistibly lovely, succulent, soft texture. It is full and rounded, while beautifully-defined. Great refinement to the tannin texture. Creamy stone fruit character - plum and cherry cheesecake. Excellent overall balance, and so very drinkable. Enjoy immediately and over the next five years.

Product Specification

  • Country
    South Africa
  • Region
    Western Cape
  • Style
    Medium Bodied
  • Closure
    Natural Cork
  • SKU
    27286117
  • Alcohol %
    14.5%
  • Grape
    Merlot
  • Unit Volume
    75cl

Customer Reviews Write a Review

  • 5
    Serious Merlot

    Posted by Emma Robinson on 23 Apr 2020

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


Winemaking

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

Mushroom risotto, rich pastas and grilled meats.