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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

Bold black and red fruit on the nose with cassis, juicy plum, purple figs and bramble. Soft ripe fruity flavours follow on the palate with attractive vanilla, liquorice, and velvety tannins. Medium bodied with a gentle savoury finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.0 g/L

pH

3.46

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

VARIETY

Merlot

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

This Merlot was vinified in a combination of open and closed top stainless-steel fermenters to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. After fermentation the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for six months’ further maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

Displays fresh, ripe red fruit flavours of figs and plums supported by soft, discreet tannins which create a well-balanced, elegant Merlot with a round, juicy finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.1 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Merlot

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

This Merlot was vinified in a combination of open and closed top stainless-steel fermenters to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for 6 months’ further maturation.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

The red fruit and herbaceous aromas excite the nose on first impression, followed by secondary aromas of tobacco, fresh cherries and slight hint of leather. The fresh, ripe red fruit flavours of strawberries and redcurrants are supported by soft, discreet tannins which create a well-balanced, elegant Merlot with a round, juicy finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.9 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Merlot

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The wine was fermented in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over). Maturation occurred in second- and third- fill 300 litre French oak barrels for 6 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

A minty freshness and red fruit aromas are predominant on the first impression with well integrated strawberry and cherry notes and subtle undertones of tobacco. Fresh, ripe red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.6 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Merlot

BOTTLED DATE

November 2016

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vinification details

The wine was fermented in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over). Maturation occurred in second- and third- fill 300 litre French oak barrels for 6 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

Red cherry and plum aromas are well integrated with an earthy, fynbos note with subtle undertones of tobacco and tea leaf. The vibrant red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.1 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Roelof Lotriet

VARIETY

Merlot

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vinification details

The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred five times a day. Maturation occurred in second- and third- fill 300 litre French and American oak for 10 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Guardian Peak's Merlot comes from a range of climates, from Mediterranean in Stellenbosch to more arid coastal regions, each giving unique characteristics.

Red cherry and plum aromas are well integrated with an earthy, fynbos note with subtle undertones of tobacco and tea leaf. The vibrant red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.5 g/L

pH

3.51

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Philip van Staden

VARIETY

Merlot

HARVEST DATE

March 2014

TIME IN OAK

10 months

SULPHUR

Total: 108 Free: 34

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vinification details

The wine is fermented at 28°C in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurred five times a day. Maturation occurred in second- and third- fill 300 litre French and American oak for 10 months.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss