Merlot * 75cl * Vegan & Organic * 13% ABV * Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Waterkloof Estate prides itself on following biodynamic winemaking and by not using chemical herbicides or pesticides, the end result is high-quality, terroir-driven wines with character and integrity. Whilst Merlot was somewhat unfairly maligned after the film Sideways was released - in the wine trade we all know 'that' famous line - it is regaining its popularity.
Light red berries, sour plums and floral notes, with bright acidity and a juicy palate. Would suit barbecued duck and grilled lamb dishes. It's also technically only 12.8%ABV so it really is one of the lowest alcohol reds on our shelves and really worth dipping into if you're looking for a well-structured, peppery red that isn't going to lead to a massive headache the next day!