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Vondeling Petit Rouge 2018

Wine facts

Style Soft, fruity and everyday drinking
Grape Merlot 100%
Country South Africa
Alcohol13.5%
Food Can be enjoyed at many levels, but goes exceptionally well with a traditional South African braai of wors and chops. Alternatively try a winter dish of slow-roasted, marrow- enriched oxtail casserole with fresh farm-style bread.
Vegan Yes
Awards 2018 Platter - 3 Stars, 2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 88/100

£10.70

1 Bottle
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Other Details

The Merlot vineyards used for this blend are planted in a combination of well-weathered granite soils and beautiful “koffie klip” (shale) slopes. The Merlot vineyards are planted exclusively on granite-derived, South-West facing slopes.

The grapes were picked at approximately 24°B, with vibrant flavours of ripe, red fruits. Hand picking, under the watchful eye of the winemaker, ensures that only the finest fruit is delivered to the cellar.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed and whole berry fermentation at cool temperatures is practiced, to ensure a broad spectrum of bright fruit and spiciness without heavy tannin extraction.

After fermentation the wine is transferred to old 300Lt French oak barrels and the skins are pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel after which the wines are racked the batches are blended and the wine prepared to be bottled.

AWARDS

Vondeling Petit Rouge Merlot 2017
2018 Platter - 3 Stars
2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 88/100

Vondeling Petit Rouge 2015
2016 John Platter Wine Guide - 3.5 Stars (the Hidden Gem)
2016 Gold Wine Awards (Gold) 
2016 Veritas Awards (Silver)

Vondeling Petit Rouge 2014
2016 Platter - 3 Stars
2015 Gold Wine Awards 
2015 Vitis Vinifera - Gold