Deetlefs Estate Merlot
86% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 7% Shiraz.
There are 6 bottles in a case or you are welcome to create your own personalised mixed case.
Free delivery in SA >12 bottles.
|Red Wine, Enjoy with food
|Deetlefs Estate Range
|Deetlefs Estate Merlot
Fillet steak, braised lamb shanks, pot roast, oxtail and Foie Gras
Double Gold – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2023
Intense red colour with a scarlet rim. It has an abundance of black cherry, plum, black currant and raspberry aromas with a hint of spice and dried herbs. The palate is smooth on entry with good structure and weight on the middle palate. Good balance between fruit and oak with lingering cherry, dried cranberry and herbs on the finish.
Grapes were harvested at 24 degrees balling. Three days cold maceration, before fermentation with cultured yeast. Skin contact for 21 days with very gentle pump overs to ensure soft extraction and elegant tannins. Maturation for a total of 15 months in 300 liter French and some Hungarian oak. Only seasoned oak to be used to allow the fruit to shine in this Merlot.