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Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot

Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot

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Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot: A Taste of South Africa's Rich Heritage

Introduction

South Africa's Franschhoek Valley, with its Mediterranean-like climate and fertile soils, is a haven for winemakers.  Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot embodies the region's winemaking tradition, offering a delightful expression of this classic grape variety.  Let's dive into its flavour profile and explore ideal food pairings to complement its richness.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: In the glass, The Old Museum Merlot displays a deep ruby red with garnet hues.
  • Nose: A burst of ripe plum and blackberry aromas greets the senses, followed by hints of black cherry, liquorice, and subtle notes of vanilla and spice.
  • Palate: The palate delivers on the promise of the nose, offering rich flavours of dark fruits, complemented by notes of sweet spice and subtle earthy undertones. Well-structured tannins provide a balanced backbone, while a touch of acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively. The finish is smooth and satisfying, with lingering fruit and spice.

Food Pairing Suggestions

The Old Museum Merlot's versatility makes it a fantastic partner for various dishes:

  • Hearty Red Meats: Pair it with a classic roast beef with all the trimmings, a juicy lamb burger, or a venison stew.
  • Mediterranean Flavours: Enjoy alongside grilled vegetables with rosemary and garlic, a flavoursome moussaka, or a rustic tomato-based pasta dish.
  • Hard Cheeses: Complement the wine with a mature cheddar, Gouda, or a flavourful Stilton.
  • Comfort Foods: This Merlot is an excellent choice for a comforting shepherd's pie or a satisfying pizza with your favourite toppings.

About Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot

The Franschhoek Cellar pays homage to the valley's rich history as a settlement founded by French Huguenots. The Old Museum Merlot showcases the region's winemaking expertise and the unique characteristics of South African terroir.

 

Conclusion

Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot delivers a delightful and approachable expression of a beloved grape variety.  Whether enjoyed with a special meal or as a satisfying glass on its own, this wine is sure to please.  We hope this tasting note inspires you to explore the treasures of South African winemaking.

 

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