Vinecrafter Western Cape Merlot 75cl x 12 Case
This wine is only available as a case of 12 bottles, with FREE Nationwide Delivery compliments of Waterside Wines
What an absolute cracker of a wine this is!!!. new to our portfolio but an excellent wine that we strongly recommend. has all the qualities we are looking for in a wine quality and value which this has both attributes in abundance.
South Africa > Western Cape
Dry, Red, Still wine
There is intense cranberries, crushed herbs on the nose of this wine, along with a hint of
cinnamon and subtle oak on the palate. This is a smooth and juicy wine with a silky
tannin structure and a lingering finish. and a lingering finish.
KWV is one of South Africa’s leading wine and spirit producers, with an impressive
international reputation and history. Its new owners brought in a winemaking team led
by Wim Truter. With its 72 growers in every region of the Western Cape, it has unrivalled
access to all of South Africa’s wine regions, and they champion both South African
classics and off-beat varieties as well as employ innovative methods such as producing
sulphur-free wines using honey bush and Rooibos tea bark. KWV is amongst the Top 50
World’s Most admired wine brands as per the Drinks International 2019 report.
The 2020 vintage was characterized by generally favorable conditions, improved winter
rainfall preceding the growing season and generally mild conditions. This resulted in
improved crops in particular in the coastal areas or Swartland, Wellington, Paarl and
Stellenbosch. The vintage period was lower in disease pressure than the 2019 vintage but
some rainfall during vintage did require careful management. The spring period was
unusually warm prompting early bud break and accelerated early growth while, the
summer through vintage was mild in terms of temperature with fewer peaks or periods of
high temperature. This resulted in an early vintage start and a compressed February
finishing earlier than in recent years. Wines show great retention of freshness and flavor
with good tannin development and aging potential. We are hugely excited about the
quality of the 2020 Vintage.
The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness. After arriving at the cellar it was
destemmed and crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks where alcoholic
fermentation took place. After fermentation is was racked onto a combination of French
and American staves/chips and left on the oak for 2-4 months maturation. The wine was
then blended, filtered and bottled.
Serve this wine on its own, with lamb or cold meats.