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Peacock Ridge Merlot - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Peacock Ridge Merlot 2018/19

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One Line Description Peacock Ridge Merlot, wild yeast ferment, generous core of fruit, structured with licorice and herbal notes
Production Method Natural
Country South Africa South African
Region Stellenbosch, SA
Producer Waterkloof
Vintage 2019
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Merlot 88%, Cabernet Sauvignon 12%
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Terroir sandstone origin with medium sizestones, vineyards are planted at a height of between 200 and 290 meters above sea level on the slopes of the Schaapenberg mountain range in Somerset West
Maturation Twenty percent of the wine was aged in new French barrels and the rest mainly in second fill French barrels for 10 months.
Ageing Potential Delightful in youth, it will happily go on for 3-5 years
Production Detail Portion of the fruit is Biodynamic (uncertified) and a portion purchased from other growers, with minimal intervention in cellar and natural yeast fermentation
Natural Features Vegan


This soft, supple Wild Yeast Ferment Merlot from Peacock Ridge is outstanding value for money - it has a generous dark fruit character which very definitely new world but with a natural character and structure which is quintessentially Merlot and makes for a very interesting glass of red at this price point. Deep, dense and youthful colour with aromas of cassis, cedar wood, smoke and herbal notes. On the palate the Peacock Ridge Merlot is elegant and evolved with upfront dark black fruit, a touch of crushed rocks, mocha, liquorice and tar, balanced by fine yet seductive tannins. Weight, concentration and a long complex finish.

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. Respect for nature, traditional wine making practices and minimal intervention are all key to their success. The wines of Peacock Ridge come from the finest sites of the W.O Stellenbosch appellation and are made using wild yeast ferment and sustainable viticulture.

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