2017 Cleefs Classic Collection Merlot

2017 Cleefs Classic Collection Merlot

The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected parcels of fruit from
across the Western Cape. In 2017 we had a very dry winter season and
warm dry conditions early in the growing season but slightly cooler
weather in the run up to harvest. It was for this reason that very careful
attention was paid to our viticulture practices to ensure optimum ripening
conditions in the canopy and to achieve physiological ripeness. As always,
a very careful ‘green harvest’ was carried out just after veraison to ensure
even ripening and a good concentration of flavours.