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.
|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
|Twenty percent of the wine was aged in new French barrels and the rest mainly in second fill French barrels for 10 months.
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Delightful in youth, it will happily go on for 3-5 years
|Poultry, Red Meat