Circumstance Merlot

Circumstance Merlot

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Waterkloof Estate
Wine Description:

A fine example of a South African Merlot, ripe with fruit dominated flavours of cassis and plum compote this biodynamic full bodied wine is complemented by notes of dark chocolate.

Tasting Note:

A fine wine with persistence, complexity and great purity - dense black cassis and bramble fruit aromas combined with plums, spice and a creamy oak on the palate. Showing real character and personality, supreme poise and balance, Waterkloof's ability to express their unique terroir improves with each vintage

Food Suggestion:

Garlic roast lamb, or venison roasted with root vegetables.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Producer Description


Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned, organic, biodynamic and WWF Biodiversity Champion farm perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean. Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.