Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 201775cl
Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2018
Description of Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2017
Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2017 (Merlot)
- View: Deep ruby red
- Nose: a rich aroma of ripe red fruits, with complex notes of liquorice and cacao
- Mouth: An exemplary Merlot flavour with luscious notes of raspberry, blackberry and cherry while toasted oak and temperate tannins encircle and nestle on the palate for a long and structured finish.
APPELLATION: Voor Paardeberg
VINEYARD: Vondeling has approximately 100 hectares of vineyard on the slopes of the Praadeberg Mountain in Western Cape, South Africa. Merlot varieties are planted on southwest-facing slopes in granite and shale soil.
AGEING: Vondeling Wine ensures a broad spectrum of flavours by fermenting some grapes crushed while leaving some whole for fruitier flavours. After fermentation, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels for 12 months of maturation.
PREPARATION: Swedish immigrant Oloff Bergh founded Vondeling Wines back in 1704, and the winery has had a strong tradition of excellence ever since. Vondeling takes an environmentally sensitive approach to winemaking with minimal intervention to ensure that each wine is representative of its origin. All grapes are carefully handpicked in the early morning hours to ensure peak flavour. Much of the preparation is done by hand, including basket-pressing the skins.
PAIRING: Barbecue, pasta with red sauces, beef and venison
RIGHT SERVING RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-18ºC
Reviews of Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2017
The best wine for a fish dish, like tuna.
At a dinner with other couples.