Nestling at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, the historic Stonewall cellar has been creating quality wines for generations. The vineyards, some still bush vines, are planted in sandy loam soils which are perfect for producing wines with high fruit concentration and robust flavours.
Merlot grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, kept cold and punched down round the clock. Never fermented, the grapes were hand pressed and fortified. Third filled barrels were used for the 2 year maturation process.
Showy with some lifted characters displaying spicy quince; dates and prunes. It reminds of ‘pears in red wine’ which gives this fortified wine a sensational aromatic profile. It ends well with bold flavours and a pronounced finish.