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Groote Post Vineyards Merlot

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Groote Post is a historic 18th Century farm on South Africa's west coast where the winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. The Merlot is a full flavoured red with restrained power.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£14.99
 

Groote Post

Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Groote Post wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of their vineyards. The winery is situated in a lovely green valley threaded by the Klawer River, a stream really, with Kikuyu lawns bordering on the werf, all watched over by the beautifully restored Cape Dutch Klawer Valley homestead and the imposing slave bell (depicted on the Groote Post wine labels). As proud members of the Biodiversity Wine Initiative, owners Peter and Nick Pentz have also made a commitment to preserving thousands of hectares of endangered fynbos (shrubland) and to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat.

Tasting Notes

Berry and plum flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by a subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum. A juicy mid palate is supported by soft silky tannins and ageing in oak barrels has given the wine great structure and complexity.

Food Matches

We love to pair this wine with a homemade burger topped with blue cheese, grilled onion and served chunky chips.