Afrikan Ridge Merlot SA0070

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Tasting Notes

Wide bright red rim with red berry on the nose with hints of chocolate developing over time. The palate follows on from the nose with cherry, plum and blackcurrant providing good fruit upfront followed by a firm lingering finish. Overall a smooth well balanced wine good on its own or with a range of dishes. This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring for up to 5 years. 

About this wine

South Africa
Bergsig Estate
Merlot
Red
2019
Coastal Region
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About The Producer

Bergsig Estate

  • Bergsig Estate

    Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breedkloof area of Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110 km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such scenic surroundings that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”.

    The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current Bergsig Estate. In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig. Seven generations later, the proud tradition continues.

    Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years. The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.” The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family. Being an Estate, all the wines are “grown, made and bottled” on the property.

    The company combines modern equipment with a natural approach to wine making. The aim is to capture the unique terroir of the estate in wines that are complex though elegant.

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