Carmen Stevens Merlot 2020

Carmen Stevens Merlot 2020

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All fruit is handpicked at the point of optimal ripeness. The grapes are bunch-sorted and fermented with a pure yeast culture for the ultimate purity in fruit expression. The batches are fermented separately with constant oxygen integration to stabilise colour and define tannin structure. After a 12-month maturation period, each barrel is tasted and a final blend is then compiled. The final Merlot blend is barrelled for an additional 3 months, to ensure a happy marriage of the batches. This Merlot is matured in French oak barrels to compliment the quintessential fruit expression of this wine. Bottled at 14,5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: A layered flavour spectrum with depth that greets you outrightly on the nose.

Palate: The palate entrance is full, offering ripe and concentrated flavours. A beautiful balance of toasted oak and ripe cherry fruit with a sweet mid-palate impression and just enough freshness.

Finish: Long and lingering finish with lingering notes of oak spice.

Carmen Stevens Wines was established in 2011 with their maiden vintage in 2014. Carmen Stevens has been involved in the South African wine industry since qualifying in 1995, graduating as the first black South African to study the art of winemaking in South Africa. In January 2019 Carmen registered the first 100% black owned winery in South Africa in Stellenbosch.

Carmen Stevens Merlot 2020