Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2017


Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2018


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
2018, 2015 and 2014
Appellation:Paarl (Coastal Region, South Africa)
Winery: Vondeling
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Merlot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
The winery Vondeling elaborates this Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 2017 , a red wine from Paarl with a blend based on merlot of 2017 and shows an alcoholic content of 14%. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points.

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.

GRAPES: Merlot

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



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- Colour: A deep ruby red.
- Nose: A cheerful aroma of ripe red fruits, peppery spice and a hint of toasted oak.
- Palate: A wonderful example of Merlot, with loads of red berry flavours and gentle tannins. A well rounded and vibrant palate with subtle oak and a delightfully long finish.
- Pairing: Enjoy this wine with a wide variety of everyday meals such as Spaghetti Bolognese, Sweet casseroles, Sunday Roasts and of course a barbecue!
- (Merlot 100%)
- On the highest peak of Vondeling farm, lies a piece of heritage. One of the Cape's original Signal Cannons rests where it was once used to communicate to farmers that a ship had arrived in Cape Town's Table Bay harbour. Farmers would then hasten to the docks to trade their wares, swop stories and receive mail. In recognition of these brave pioneer farmers, we've named our wine after this symbol of their era. We hope you enjoy the wine.
- Vinification
- All grapes are hand picked on our farm then destemmed directly to tank. Some tanks are fermented as whole berries to promote a lighter, fruitier palate, while others are crushed to extract structure and spiciness. This combination ensures a broad spectrum of flavours on the nose and palate.
- After fermentation the wine is transferred to old 300Lt French oak barrels and the skins are basket pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel after which the wines are racked. The wine spends a total of 12 months in barrel, after which it is bottled.
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Reviews of other vintages of Vondeling Signal Cannon Merlot 20172015


As nearly all of them this one shows also a cherry colour. Smells like cedar wood or pine tree. An oil-textured wine.
The best wine for a fish dish, like tuna.
At a dinner with other couples.
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