Noble Song Merlot 2018

"Fruity, rich and young in style, these wines are a welcome option for the conscious consumer or anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur."


NO ADDED SULPHUR, containing 0 mg/l of added SO2 per bottle.

Be inspired to burst into song with Noble Song Merlot! Smooth like a jazz musician, swirls of fragrant black fruit will shimmy across the palate, while the fact that there is no added sulphur to this wine will leave you enchanted. Made with handpicked grapes from the Stellenbosch vines, this suave red is a must with a rack of Karoo lamb and baked winter vegetables or your favourite vinyl in the background.

TASTING NOTE

This wine offers fragrant blackberry, black cherry, subtle mint and dark chocolate flavours leading to rich and layered mid-palate with dense, smooth tannins. This wine will benefit from decanting.

R 900.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

SERVE WITH

Serving temperature should not exceed 16°C. Enjoy with a rack of Karoo lamb and baked winter vegetables or your favourite book or friend.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER:

Johan Jordaan and Heidi Dietstein

ORIGIN

Paarl

TERROIR / SOIL

Decomposed granite soils from the Devon Valley ward of Stellenbosch.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS

8-year-old wine planted to a vertical shoot positioning system on Southwest facing slope, yielded the grapes for this wine. Planted on a about 14 km from the cold Atlantic Ocean – a rather unusual feature for South African Merlot. This was one of the driest vintages to date and resulted in concentrated, dense wines with great balance. The selected site provided a low yield of 6 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-picked and individually sorted to remove unwanted raisins or under-ripe berries. Fermentation occurred in stainless-steel tanks for 24 days, including extended maceration. Free-run wine was barreled down to 300L, neutral French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The result is a Merlot that truly expresses its terroir with no added sulphur during production, maturation or bottling of this wine.

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