Founders Merlot

Founders Merlot

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Product Description

Appellation Swartland
Color Red
Grape Varieties Merlot
ABV (Alcohol By Volume)  
Bottle Size (Cl) 75cl
Type of Soil Soil types vary from Hutton, Clovelly, Sandy fernwood, and Kroonstad, but Malmesbury Shale dominates, with small patches of granite and Table Mountain sandstone.
Type Complex, earthy, soft
Service Temp 15-17°C
Food & Wine Pairing Enjoy with roasted duck or a rich pasta with roasted tomatoes.

Bright red with pink rim. Medium density.
A wonderfully complex and forthcoming nose with dusty, earthy tones. Aromas of forest floor, crushed leaves and dark ripe fruit such as black cherries, plum and raspberries, as well as a hint of vanilla.
Earthy and spicy flavours on the palate, as well as plum and other dark, ripe fruit flavours. Medium firm tannins and good wood integration make for a balanced wine. Soft finish.