Cape of Good Hope

Parel Vallei Farmstead Merlot

Proprietor of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Johann Rupert, has taken a personal interest in this parcel of fruit – since it is planted literally in his backyard. A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West, produces this uniquely perfumed wine. Deep clay soils and strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine. A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West, produces this uniquely perfumed wine. Deep clay soils and strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine.

Tasting Notes

Parel Vallei Farmstead Merlot

Proprietor of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Johann Rupert, has taken a personal interest in this parcel of fruit — since it is planted literally in his backyard. A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West, produces this uniquely perfumed wine in deep clay soils. Strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine.

  • 4 Stars - Platter's
Tasting Notes

Parel Vallei Farmstead Merlot

The proprietor of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Johann Rupert, has taken a personal interest in this parcel of fruit — since it is planted literally in his backyard. A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West, produces this uniquely perfumed wine. Deep day soils and strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

picy melange of black and blue fruits on a bright, lively appealing nose. Hint of dark chocolate too. Abundant appeal to the bright palate which is packed with toned cherry, blueberry and black hedgerow fruits, supported by a deeper cocoa note. Layered and complex with well integrated oak, the wine is lithe and supple rather than chunky. Subtle oak spice underpins and cradles the fruit and adds length to the aftertaste. Lovely elegance overall.

Vintage notes

015 was one of our earliest harvests, with lower tonnages and smaller berries. This led to great colour and intensity. There was no heat waves in February that meant a healthy harvest with even and steady ripening. 2015 will be earmarked for some exceptional wines.

Average Temperature

17.2°C

Rainfall

926.2mm

Harvest

23 February 2015

Origin of Fruit

Helderberg

Yield

4ton/ha

Soil Type

Clay

Tasting Notes

Rich Christmas cake abundance on the nose with a whiff of mint adding interest. The palate is generously packed with plum, blackberry and hedgerow fruit but is full, plush and juicy. Well-structured with integrated oak frame which supports the fruit well. Delightful spicy tail that finishes clean and dry.

Vintage Notes

The grapes were hand-sorted, and fermented in 225 L new French oak barrels. After fermentation we extended skin contact for a further 10 days before pressing the wine, making the total days on the skins about 45 days. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in the same barrels. It was aged in the same new French oak barrels for 24 months and bottle-aged for a further 24 months.

Average Temperature

17.01°C

Rainfall

919.2mm

Harvesting

20/03/2015 - 20/03/2015

Origin of Fruit

Helderberg

Soil Type

Clay

Yield

3 ton/ha

Tasting Notes

Attractive cherry fruitcake and black berry aromas tinged with a faint hint of choc mint. This is a wine that is all about texture and mouth feel: softly rounded and plush with abundant ripe plum- and spicy cherry fruit flavour with a touch of tobacco leaf. Gently seductive and alluring with beautiful integration of oak. Lovely freshness throughout. Harmoniously long finish.

Average Temperature

17.7°C

Rainfall

851.9mm

Harvesting

22/02/2013 - 22/02/2013

Origin of Fruit

Helderberg

Soil Type

Clay

Yield

4ton/ha

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