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Eikendal Merlot

Original price was: 4,895 KShs.Current price is: 4,406 KShs.

Eikendal Merlot 2020 has an attractive nose that reminds one of forest floor, violets, plums, black berries, cherries and peppery spices. On the palate the wine and full and rounded, with: soft tannins, and a rich taste of black berries and plums

Country: South Africa 
Region: Stellenbosch 
ABV: 14.5% vol 
Awards: 93 points – Tim Atkin
Suggested Food Pairings: Excellent on its own, or served with: Beef & Veal, Pork Shoulder and Hearty Pastas!
Remarks: The grapes were: hand-picked in small crates and cooled down in a pre-cooler to 1˚C. Berry sorting into the cellar. The grapes were not crushed, only destemmed after which it was cold soaked for up to 15 days. Long and slow fermentation was maintained with minimal punch downs. Malolactic fermentation occurred in the barrel.

The wine, was matured for: 16 months in 300l custom made Burgundian oak barrels – 20% new oak and 80% 2nd and 3rd fill


Eikendal Merlot 2020 has an attractive nose that reminds one of forest floor, violets, plums, black berries, cherries and peppery spices.

On the palate, the wine is: full and rounded, with soft tannins and a rich taste of black berries and plums. The elegant finish, is: long and pleasant.

Eikendal Wines, with its distinctive barrel-vaulted cellar and towering fountain, is a landmark on the R44 road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.Situated in: the “Golden Triangle” of: wine growing, Eikendal vineyards flourish in: a mountain and maritime microclimate, ideal for the production of quality wine.

The Helderberg ward, on the slopes of: the Helderberg mountain, produces some of the Cape’s finest wines.

The cooling effect of the moisture laden sea breezes from nearby False Bay, combined with the excellent soil structure of Eikendal’s vineyards form ideal conditions for growing noble, classic grape varieties. The moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean results in cool afternoons and evenings that are ideal for: producing quality grapes.

Eikendal blends modern viticulture with: Old World winemaking. The focus in the vineyard is to create: maximum fruit and structure, in the grape berry with: as much concentration as possible – in the cellar it’s all about preserving those flavour we worked so hard for and ensuring we maintain freshness, elegance and finesse. 

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