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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Fleur du Cap Merlot 2003
Fleur du Cap Merlot 2003
(search item no. 87175)

PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A lively, ruby red Merlot with aromas of cherry and other berries, and a touch of chocolate and vanilla. On the palate, raspberry flavors mingle with vanilla and wood notes. It flows into a well-rounded, medium-full palate, and finishes smoothly with hints of fruit and wood. The ripe fruit makes the wine very drinkable now and the solid structure will allow the wine to age well over the next five years.
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About Fleur du Cap:

One of South Africa's premier and best-known labels, Fleur du Cap, is a member of the Distell group.  The Fleur du Cap wines are made from grapes meticulously selected from superior vineyard blocks in the Cape Coastal region and are made in a contemporary style which captures and reflects the highly sought-after qualities of varietal character and terroir.   Leading the way, this new generation of wines is crafted in compliance with universal guidelines to ensure environmentally friendly winemaking practices.

Winemakers Cobus Gerber, Coenie Snyman and Bennie Liebenberg strive to make well-versed wines that reflect minimal intervention in the cellar. Great skill, unwavering dedication and participative team work lies behind the success of the Fleur du Cap wines. Making wine "the way Mother Nature intended" requires greater care from the winemaking team as each step of the intricate winemaking process has to be gently and sensitively handled to produce wines that express their terroir and varietal character.