2012 Audacia Merlot
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Audacia Merlot is a beautiful red wine gem from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa. Audacia is a 32-hectare wine farm in a very special area of South Africa's prime vine growing and winemaking region, Stellenbosch. It's situated in what is known as 'The Golden Triangle' of Stellenbosch, a unique patch of land at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. It's special because this is where some of South Africa's best red wines, particularly Shiraz, are grown and made. It's for this reason - and the fact that its vineyards are exclusively planted to red grape varieties – that Audacia has dubbed itself “The Red Wine Boutique Winery.”
Audacia Merlot is 100% Merlot. Intense ruby red color with aromas of smoky black berries, cloves and earthy undertones. On the palate there are black berries and lingering spices with a firm tannin structure, but soft on the finish. The wine was aged 33% in new French oak staves for 12 months.
Enjoy Audacia Merlot with veal chops, roast pork, creamy pastas and aged cheeses.
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