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Fleur du Cap Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon embrace winter palates

Stock up your winter wine arsenal with Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for a cosy fireside quaffer and a perfect companion for hearty winter comfort food.

Crafted from the pick of the crop in the Western Cape’s finest vineyards, this well-known range offers quality wines that are true to their varietal character and have a close affinity to nature.

“The newly released 2012 vintages of both our Bergkelder Selection Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are packed with elegant berry fruit flavours supported by gentle tannins that leave you with a wonderful ultra-smooth finish,” says Wim Truter who is responsible for Fleur du Cap red wines and works closely with cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough and viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg, crafting wines as nature intended, following the style inherent in the grapes themselves.

“Because the quality and character of every wine starts in the vineyards, we are in the enviable position to source the best grapes from a diverse range of vineyard sites and micro climates throughout the Western Cape, each imparting special qualities to our wines,” adds Wim.

Adventurous food lovers who enjoy everything from spicy Mediterranean to full-flavoured duck or guinea fowl dishes, will delight in the Bergkelder Selection Merlot 2012. This ruby red, full-bodied wine teems with vibrant cherry, plum and prune aromas that follow through onto a velvety soft, mouth filling palate.

On the other hand, the well balanced Bergkelder Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, which is best enjoyed with hearty stews and strong-flavoured cheeses, has a subtle bouquet of ripe berries and cherries underlined by elegant oak spices, whilst clean, soft fruit and delicate oak nuances play on the tongue.

Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are available at leading wine outlets country-wide or the Fleur du Cap cellar door at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch from around R75 per bottle.