Fish Hoek – Merlot | 2022
R 75.00 per bottle (6 per case)
Fish Hoek is a little settlement just outside of Cape Town on the False Bay coast. It is blessed with a breath taking beach, where the waves break for the first time in their previously unhindered journey from the Antarctic.
Backed by Table Mountain, the locals enjoy the outdoors as a way of life – it is this spirit that we hope to capture in this wine. The grapes are from the vineyards of the Breedekloof region.
The grapes were harvested at an average of 25°B, de-stemmed and crushed to stainless steel fermenters where it had 2 days of skin contact before it was fermented. Fermentation took place between 25-27 °C on the skins till dry with soft pump-overs every 4 hours. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation a combination of American and French oak staves were used to give this wine its unique characteristics.
100% Merlot | 2022 Vintage | Western Cape | South Africa
Alcohol 13.5% | Residual Sugar 5.5g/l | Acidity 5.5g/l | pH 3.56
This warm rich ruby red wine shows great complexity on the nose with bright red fruit.
There is a mixture of dark red fruit and spicy undertones with well balanced structure which compliments the palate.
Ostrich fillet in red wine reduction sauce on a wild mushroom risotto.
Dry 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Sweet
Light A B C D E Full Bodied