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Tale of 2 Leopards Merlot | Shiraz

(1 customer review)

In support of Cape Leopard Trust and Endangered Wildlife Trust’s latest initiative in the Overberg Region – A Tale of Two Leopards. This red blend is a unique combination of a very elegant and silky Merlot with a robust and serious Shiraz. Together they create an intriguing wine well suited for meal pairing.

Only 300 bottles produced.

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R150.00

Composition

60% Merlot, 40% Shiraz

Vintage

2020

Appellation

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Terroir

2.9HA block situated on a south-facing slope overlooking the sea below. Soils range from sand to iron-rich Ferricrete at the top of the block.

Wood

2nd fill French oak

Color

Deep ruby

Aroma

Plum, cherry, with subtle hints of oak and vanilla.

Taste

Driven by dark fruit characteristics with a robust yet elegant white pepper mid palate and vanilla on the finish.

Alcohol

13.51%

RS

2.18g/L

TA

4.78g/L

pH

3.55

Bottle size

750 mL

1 review for Tale of 2 Leopards Merlot | Shiraz

  1. christo van der westhuizen

    Lovely easy drinking wine! Beautiful colour and subtle white pepper on the palate. Lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable!

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Wines for the Wild

WinemakingStyle

Harvested by hand in early 2020 with the Merlot coming off the vines first followed by the Shiraz three weeks later. Hand sorted prior to loading into stainless steel fermentors. Shiraz received 30% whole bunch but none on the Merlot. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation both took place in stainless steel fermentors with each wine remaining on the skins for no more than 18 days. Both wines were pressed to 2nd fill French oak barrels where they remained for 14 months. Blending took place just before bottling.

The CauseWildlife Impact

This wine is produced in partnership with Cape Leopard Trust and Endangered Wildlife Trust in support of their latest conservation initiative in the Overberg region: A Tale of Two Leopards. Learn more here >>>