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Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof - Buon Vino Organic Wine
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Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof 2016

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One Line Description Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof Estate, biodynamic Merlot, full bodied, full of rich dark fruit, notes of chocolate, cassis, plum compote.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country South Africa South African
Region Stellenbosch, SA
Producer Waterkloof
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Merlot
Alcohol 14% abv
Maturation Barriques (20% new) for 15 months
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Production Detail Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the cellar by horses for hand-sorting. De-stemming and sorting takes place and fermentation happens spontaneously with wild yeast in large, open-top wooden fermenters. Manual punch-downs take place twice per day an
Natural Features Vegan


Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof Estate, biodynamic Merlot, full bodied, full of rich dark fruit, notes of chocolate, cassis, plum compote. Pomerol with a punch, Circumstance Merlot offers a lot of wine for the money, seriously concentrated without being flabby, ripe, soft and round, delicious mouth coating texture. The oak is well balances whilst being very present, at this price, one of the best glasses of Bordeaux style Merlot you will find.

The Waterkloof estate was founded in 2004, ending Paul Boutinot’s (of the epynomous importing business based in Gatley, Manchester!) persistent and uncompromising 10 year search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. Located on the south-facing slopes of Schapenberg Hill near Somerset West in the Stellenbosch district of the Western Cape’s Coastal Region, Waterkloof shares its magnificent Atlantic views with free-roaming peacocks and other natural fauna and flora attracted to this haven. Certified Biodynamic by Demeter in 2015, very quickly after deciding to pursue natural farming, their vineyards are of only a few in the Cape to boast official biodynamic approval and status. The estate has 56 hectares under vine and Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification currently ranks Waterkloof as 5th Growth level. With production around 165,000 bottles per year, Waterkloof make honest wines from their unique biodynamic coastal site. Respect for nature, traditional wine making practices and minimal intervention are all key to their success. The wines have a lovely approachable drinkability, showing that biodynamic doesn't mean weird and funky. The wines please most palates but retain their own uniqueness and style, a testament to Mr Boutinot's understanding of wine and wine drinkers.

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