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Nico van der Merwe Nicolas Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Nico van der Merwe Nicolas Sauvignon BlancThe wine has a complex flavour spectrum: fig and grass, tropical and flowery. The wine has a fresh, elegant character, says Nico.
"With its long fruity finish and elegant structure, it will mature for up to three years and is ideal as an aperitif or with light salads and fish."

Nico van der Merwe Nicolas vd Merwe White 2013

Nico van der Merwe Nicolas vd Merwe White50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon

Drink it out of a bigger sized glass for optimum enjoyment.

Crisp blend with a complex mouthfeel and long fruity finish, will complement any light to medium cuisine like salads, pasta and fish dishes.

Nico van der Merwe Nicolas vd Merwe Red 2008

Nico van der Merwe Nicolas vd Merwe RedBlend

43% Merlot, 35% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied, but elegant, soft tannins, dense middle palate, hints of black fruit and a long finish.

To enjoy now, decant for optimum mouth feel.

Food Suggestions
The style is versatile and will suite pasta and all medium to heavy cuisine.

About The Harvest
Selected hand picked grapes fermented seperately in open tanks at 28°C.

In The Cellar
Plunging and pumping over was done 4 times per day. Up to 3 weeks skin contact was allowed for more complexity. All 3 cultivars matured seperate for 12 months in 2nd fill French oak (50%) and American oak (50%) barrels. Selected barrels were blend prior to bottling.

Bottled: June 2004

Ageing Potential
It will mature excellent during the next 5 - 8 years.

 

Nico van der Merwe Syrah 2013

Nico van der Merwe SyrahFull bodied but elegant, soft tannins, dense middle palate, black fruit and mocca hints with a long finish. It is more Rhône style and less block buster.

The wine will mature excellent during the next 5 – 8 years.

Nico van der Merwe Mas Nicolas 2009

Nico van der Merwe Mas NicolasFull bodied but elegant, soft tannins, dense middle palate, black fruit and mocca hints with a long finish. It is more Rhône style and less block buster.

The wine will mature excellent during the next 5 – 8 years.

Nico van der Merwe Robert Alexander Merlot 2014

Nico van der Merwe Robert Alexander MerlotSome initial herb notes disappear after opening (must be a genie), leaving mocha, mineral tones and fruit aromas.

The blue fruits charge forth on entry in a crisp, clean style with good savory acidity and (wait for it, the genie returns) fine herbed spices in the finish.

Nico van der Merwe Robert Alexander Shiraz 2013

Nico van der Merwe Robert Alexander ShirazSmoke and mocha mingle on the nose as dark fruits fill out this medium body wine.

The black cherry and strawberry fruit notes are somewhat sweeter than previous vintages, which bodes well for the harmony of this wine. - particularly as the savoury elements circle through. Retaining its firm structure, the body fills out with a creamy texture and a cleansing round of acidity that leads to a dry finish.

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