2015 Blue Owl SA Merlot 2Merlot 2015

Origin: Coastal Region

Farm location: Franschhoek

Winemaker: Van Zyl du Toit Grape varieties: 86% Merlot / 14% Shiraz Style of wine: Dry Red Wine

Vinification:
A new part of our family . This wine was made and sourced from selected vineyards in conjunction with our winemaker. After maturation in our cellar the wine was blended and finished off before bottling.

Winemaker’s notes:
An elegant fruit-driven wine full of ripe cherries, blackcurrant fruit and a spicy undertone. The palate is rounded with supple tannins, god balance and finesse. Drink now or within the next 2 years.

Analysis:
Alcohol 13.8 % Residual Sugar 4 gm/L Total Acidity 5.8 gm/L pH 3.45

Food pairing:
Pair with fresh pasta topped with basil, roasted cherry tomatoes, slithers of parmesan and drizzled with olive oil. Or open a bottle with friends while sitting around the BBQ.