Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof 2019

Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof
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Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof Estate, biodynamic Merlot, medium bodied, fresh red fruits, spice, green pepper.  Usually a wine with a fair amount of body, Circumstance Merlot also offers a more elegant and fresh example of New World merlot, still soft but with a touch lower alcohol and mouth cleansing palate. The oak is seamless and this wine remains outstanding value Biodynamic Merlot.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Waterkloof
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch, SA
Vintage 2019
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Merlot
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation Barriques (20% new) for 15 months
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Food Matching Hard Cheese, Poultry, Red Meat

WATERKLOOF estate was founded in 2004, ending Paul Boutinot’s 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 by Demeter in 2015, 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.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Circumstance Merlot Waterkloof 2019