ColorWine rich dark red color.
TasteThe taste of wine is pleasant, energetic, with notes of dark cherries and plums, delicate woody nuances, velvety texture and a long finish.
AromaThe wine shows an elegant aroma with notes of red fruits.
GastronomyWine in perfect harmony with venison, lamb, braised meat. It is fed to the steak, roast beef, grilled red meat and meat cooked on the grill.
Robertson Winery, Merlot – dry red wine made from Merlot grapes, which grows in the Valley of Robertson. Harvesting is carried out only to achieve optimum ripeness of the berries. Cold soaking held two days before fermentation for extraction of color and flavor. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24 ° C takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts a week. Wine is aged 4 months in French oak barrels.
Robertson Valley and the eponymous town, founded in 1852, located in the province of Western Cape in South Africa. They are named after the Scottish Minister Dr. William Robertson, who arrived in South Africa in 1822, made great efforts to develop the region and improve the lives of local people.
Robertson Winery Company appeared in 1941 through the merger of 26 scattered farms engaged in viticulture in the valley Robertson. The initiators of this alliance – Giepie Rossouw and Alwyn Bruwer Place the first cooperative winery in the building of an abandoned mission church built by the efforts of the community in the late 19th century. This explains the fact that the first wine released Robertson Winery, called “Chapel” (chapel). This brand quickly gained recognition in the country and abroad. Although the age of the company more than 70 years and the company is a long time in new areas, the base line of wines still bears the name “Chapel”.
The composition of Robertson Winery today includes 36 farms cultivating 2,400 hectares of vineyards. All farmers have the support of specialists in the cultivation of grapes with excellent varietal characteristics. Cellar master Bowen Botha believes that since wine is a natural process, the particular style of wine is determined by the choice of the vineyard and its soil and climate characteristics. Therefore, in the manufacture of wine berries are minimally processed and soft pressing, which allows saturate drink natural fruit flavors. A great team of oenologists only guides the process of transformation of grapes into wine of exceptional quality, which have a strong personality.
Today, Robertson Winery is among the three most advanced and largest wineries Republic of South Africa, and its products have long won recognition on the international wine market.