Afrikan Ridge Merlot
A nice alternative to entry level Chilean Merlot – a smooth well balanced wine good on its own or with a range of dishes.
Red berry on the nose with hints of chocolate developing over time. The palate follows on from the nose with cherry, plum and blackcurrant providing good fruit upfront followed by a firm lingering finish.
This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring for up to 5 years.
About the Producer
Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breedkloof area of Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such a scenic surrounding that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”.
The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current estate. In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig, founding the winery. Seven generations later the proud tradition continues.
Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years. The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.” The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family. Being an Estate, all the wines are “grown, made and bottled” on the property.
The company combines modern equipment with a natural approach to wine making. The aim is to capture the unique terroir of the estate in wines that are complex though elegant.