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Slowine Merlot 2016

Description
With its soft, juicy fruits and chocolate notes, this is a delicious red for daydreaming or with some very slowly roasted lamb on any lazy day, and especially Sundays.

Vinification
Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Two to three times per day, prior to fermentation, the shins were plunged. Once fermentation commenced the must was gently pumped over once or twice a day to keep the fermentation cake moist. After alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked and given wood contact for the malolactic fermentation.

The wine was racked every 4 to 5 months, and then fined to ensure there is no harsh tannin. After maturing the wine was given a coarse filtration and then bottled.

Tasting Notes
Soft juicy fruits with seductive touches of violets and chocolate, this is a soft and easy wine with generous flavour and a gentle, lasting finish.

Food pairing
Ideal with a slow baked lamb, the wine also suits wild meats like grilled springbok loin or ostrich and is the perfect companion to confit duck.

Technical Analysis
Alc. 14.83%
TA 5.3 g/l
RS 2.8 g/l
pH 3.50

Accolades
Veritas 2009 Silver – Vintage 2008
Veritas 2012 Bronze – Vintage 2010
Veritas 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2013
Veritas 2017 Bronze – Vintage 2016
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 Silver – Vintage 2013
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Silver – Vintage 2014
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 Silver – Vintage 2016
Old Mutual 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2013
Old Mutual 2016 Bronze – Vintage 2015

R70.00 per bottle

About Slowine

Slowine is a collaborative project by producers who have their vineyards around the Groenland Mountain.

The Wines

View our delectable Slowine range of easy drinking, slow living wines.

Slow Living

Contrary to the way it may sound, Slow Living does not always mean that things have to happen slowly

Conservation

The little guy you see roaming across the pages of this website and on the Slowine bottle goes by the name of the Common Padloper (“Road-walker”).

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