Downes Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Elgin Valley, South Africa Downes Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Elgin Valley, South Africa
Downes Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Elgin Valley, South Africa Downes Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Elgin Valley, South Africa

Downes Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Elgin Valley, South Africa

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Rich and intense, this wine displays aromas and flavors of smoky black plums and dark cherries, dried thyme, and espresso. Medium in body with a smooth texture and well-integrated tannins. Pair with venison, beef, lamb.

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Downes Family Vineyards is located in the Elgin Valley, which is within the Kogelberg Biosphere.  There are mountains on the western edge of the of the property and the Palmiet River forms the eastern boundary. The Elgin Valley now has some of South Africa's most highly regarded wine makers. The family is committed to making wines that reflect the terroir of its vineyards and they have conducted extensive research to ensure that the correct grape variety, clone and rootstock are selected. Vineyards are located at a high altitude, benefiting from abundant rainfall and the cool summer winds known as the Black South Easter blowing in from the nearby ocean.

Rich and intense, this wine displays aromas and flavors of smoky black plums and dark cherries, dried thyme, and espresso. Medium in body with a smooth texture and well-integrated tannins. Pair with venison, beef, lamb.

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