Cape Heights Merlot

Cape Heights Merlot

Region
Western Cape, South Africa
Vintage:
2018
Producer:
Boutinot
Grapes:
Merlot
Wine Description:

The fruit for Cape Heights Merlot is sourced from vineyards on the border of Swartland and Wellington. Big, deep and rich, this is a real winter warmer.

Tasting Note:

A bright and juicy Merlot with an attractively soft, creamy, chocolatey nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue, this is a plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.

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Food Suggestion:

Grilled lamb, pasta with a tomato-based sauce, chorizo and butterbean stew, spicy sausages and mash.

Producer Description

Boutinot started life in Greater Manchester in 1972 when Paul Boutinot begin to collect wines from France and bring back to Manchester to sell at his parents restaurant. Paul's reputation quickly begin to grow and it wasn't long before other restaurants were asking for him to sell them wine and the company was started in 1980 as a wine supplier.

Boutinot have furthered their reputation for great value wines by starting to produce wines themselves. They have partnered with Italian producer Adria Vini, have their own vineyard holdings and winery in France and vineyards in South Africa, and now a large percentage of Boutinot's portfolio is their own production.