Jan Fiskaal Merlot
The Jan Fiskaal (fiscal shrike) is a common sight in our vineyards. A small bird with a fierce reputation for driving out pests, its characteristic cry and black-and-white colouring make it easily recognisable.
– Serve at a cool room temperature
– Pairs well with pizzas & most meat dishes
An elegant, distinctive style of Merlot with distinctive plum flavours and soft tannins. The finish is long and lingering.
Sourced from selected vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region in Western Cape, South Africa.
Unirrigated vines in the Agter-Paarl producing naturally low yields with small berries.
Fermented over 7 days in stainless steel tanks with regular pump-overs. The wine was pressed and put back into tank for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation & Oaking
Matured in mostly American oak barrels for 12 months. A small portion of un-oaked wine makes for a softer complexity.