Single vineyard Merlot planted in prime Somerset-West Helderberg region. Grapes are hand-sorted and fermented in 225 L French oak barrels, with 24 months further wood ageing on these barrels. Yield is 4 ton/ha. Well-structured and complex. Appealing nose with black and blue fruits, hint of dark chocolate. Palate is packed with cherry, bleuberry and black hedgerow fruits. Subtle and integrated oak, long aftertaste. Lovely elegance overall.
Steak, roast beef or lamb with a simple jus or mushroom sauce. Grilled chops of veal, pork or lamb, especially with thyme and rosemary. Roast chicken, turkey or guineafowl.
About the winery:
The history of L'Ormarins in Franschhoek dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The Cape of Good Hope Wines are made from some of the oldest South African vines, planted in the prime regions of Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof. Unique terroirs which give elegant and refined wines.
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