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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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Slowine Merlot 2016

Slowine Merlot 2016

Ref: A135316

The grapes were harvested from 5 year old vineyards situated on the Overberg mountain and were picked at optimum ripeness. The wine has been aged in 3 or 4 year old barrels where the malolactic fermentation took place as well. Egg whites were used for clarification and the wine has only been very lightly filtered. (2016 - 15%)

Very rich and well structured, with hints of chocolate, violets and ripe plummy fruit on the nose, juicy dark red berry fruit on the palate, and a savoury smokiness on the finish.

Drinks very well with slow-roasted lamb shank, confit of duck, barbecued Sprinbok loin (venison will do!), Cornish pasties and biltong spiced ostrich!

Founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986, Slow Food is an international association that promotes food and wine culture, but also defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide. It opposes the standardisation of taste, defends the need for consumer information, protects cultural identities tied to food and gastronomic traditions, safeguards foods and cultivation and processing techniques inherited from tradition and defends domestic and wild animal and vegetable species.

You will find a picture of a Parrot Beaked Tortoise on the wine's label. This rare tortoise is also known as the "padloper" and is mainly found in renosterveld patches in the Kogelberg. The males develop bright red / orange noses during the breeding season which makes them look like "boozy" old men! The tortoise emblem, of course, further accentuates the whole concept of 'slowness'!

 Contains Sulphites

Region South Africa - Elgin

Grape Merlot

Producer Paul Cluver Estate

Vintage 2016

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium

Body Medium Bodied

Food Lamb/Duck/Venison

Drink Drink Now

Price: 8.40

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