Journeys End
V2 Merlot
2017

R1,320.00

R220.00 per bottle
W.O. Stellenbosch

92 in stock

Ruby, clear and bright. Displaying blackcurrants and raspberries, with hints of subtle blackcurrant leaf. The well-matched oak allows for the fruit to shine while creating complexity with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. This Merlot exhibits very soft tannins with just enough grip to promise good cellaring potential. An elegant, polished wine, already drinking well. Best drunk now and until 2026.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Wine Information

The Grapes were picked from our adjacent vineyard blocks 5 & 7. Block 7 is situated next to a Eucalyptus forest influencing the eventual profile of the wine. These blocks are situated 190m above sea level on a Tukulu soil type originating from granite decomposition. The close ocean proximity and cool sea breezes allow for longer fruit hangtimes producing great phenolic ripeness in the grapes.

The grapes are stored overnight in the cold room before being hand sorted and destemmed. The whole berries were then cold soaked for 4 days before being inoculated. Fermentation lasted 15 days between 18 – 25˚C with a carefully planned pump over schedule ensuring soft tannins. Malolactic fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks before the wine was subjected to a 16-month barrel maturation period in 25% new French oak, 5% new American oak and the remaining 70% matured in older barrels. The wine is then blended before being bottled. We fine the wine with bentonite which means our wine is vegan friendly.

Winemaker's Note

Ruby, clear and bright. Displaying blackcurrants and raspberries, with hints of subtle blackcurrant leaf. The well-matched oak allows for the fruit to shine while creating complexity with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. This Merlot exhibits very soft tannins with just enough grip to promise good cellaring potential. An elegant, polished wine, already drinking well. Best drunk now and until 2026.

Technical Analysis

alc rs ta ph
14.53% 3,4 g/L 5.6 g/L 3.56 g/L

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