Graceland Vineyards Colour Field, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2021 (750ml)
79% Merlot, 17% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon with half barrel matured and the balance in tank. Merlot, the backbone of the blend, is from vines planted in 2003. Elevation from 100m-150m. Soil types fall mainly under the heavier Klapmuts, over decomposed granite. Clay lies 1m-1.2m down.
Lighter on the palate yet plush red fruit give roundness and warmth. Serve slightly chilled.
Food pairings: steak frites, gourmet hamburgers, roast chicken