Casa Simelia Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Origin: Wellington


Merlot 70% | Cabernet Sauvignon 30%

Bottling Date: 11 July 2016

Release Date: February 2017

Total Production: 2,100 bottles

2015 Growing Season

The winter of 2014 will be remembered for the start of a drought that would last for some years. Even though the rainfall in the Western Cape was significantly lower than previous years it was still perfectly adequate for our vineyards. The vineyards rested well during the colder months and interestingly started budding a bit sooner than previous seasons. Our teams suckered the vineyards to ensure all energy would go into grape formation and ripening. The meticulous vineyard management during the growing season enabled excellent health of our vines. Harvest 2015 will be remembered for the marked increase in crop yields and due to the warm summer an earlier than usual harvest at the end of January and beginning February. Our teams worked harder than ever before to harvest the high yield and to select only the best bunches. A beautiful wine was produced marked by freshness and elegance.



SIZE 1,14 HA + 1,01 HA

PLANTED 1996 + 2003

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing

Barrel Matured Red Wine

New French Oak | 3rd and 4th fill French Oak

Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 1.4 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.90 gm/l, pH 3.57 The clusters were hand-picked into 18-kg crates and then selected and sorted by hand before destem, and finally softly crushed. All grapes come exclusively from our own single vineyard block situated on our farm at 200m altitude above sea level. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for 10 days, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in French oak barrels, 10% new french oak, 30% first fill and 60% second, third and fourth fill barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 12 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 3 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes

A perfectly balanced fruity wine with rich black cherry truffle flavours and hints of violets. This generous voluptuous wine has been created for immediate enjoyment.

A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.


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