2020 Barrel Jumper Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa
A round and very drinkable South African Merlot. Packed full of juicy black plums and blackberries complemented by a fresh acidity and soft tannins. Named after speed skaters who would leap over multiple barrels in barrel jumping competitions.
12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
The Western Cape is roughly the size of Greece and is the fourth largest province in South Africa. A temperate southern coastline is fringed by mountains whilst the north meets up with the Karoo plateau. The west coast of the province is extremely dry and windy. Two oceans meet on its coast; the cool Atlantic on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the south coast. The weather is perfect for growing grapes - rainfall measures up to 40 inches a year, the mild Mediterranean weather provides the perfect climate and the ground is mainly sandy and rough.