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Regular price R 110.00 ZAR
Regular price Sale price R 110.00 ZAR
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The wine

The postmaster of the 1800s played an important role in the history of the Hermanuspietersfontein brand. An elegant Merlot offering fresh fruit and generous drinkability. Accessible, confirming his reputation as an everyday favourite. Wine of Origin Western Cape. Merlot-based red blend

Tasting Notes

Alcohol +-14.0% Vol
Appearance Brick red to purple
Aroma Red fruit, spice
Palate Smooth, easy-drinking


Maceration 3-4 days cold maceration before fermentation; 1 week extended maceration after fermentation; +-3 punch-downs per day. Fermentation temp 24-26ºC


Maturation Matured on French oak alternatives for 3-6 months then moved to be bottled pre-release in 12 months. Ageing potential 3-5 years


Altitude 200-297m, Soil Well-drained; good water retention. An important percentage of clay in the topsoil, Yield 6.5 tons per hectare (45hl/ha)