Nuy Winery bottled their first merlot and I got to taste it recently. At only R72 a bottle, it offers great value, a wine that you can buy cases of and enjoy during the week. You may know Nuy Winery from their fabulous restaurant on the hill on the way to Robertson.
The Nuy Inspiration Merlot 2018 is a medium-bodied red wine with prominent mulberry, strawberry and black cherry flavours on the nose and palate. It is a well-balanced drinking wine with a fruity aftertaste.
“Merlot is traditionally not a cultivar that has done well in the Nuy Valley in the past in terms of growth and quality,” says Paul Burger, senior winemaker at Nuy Winery.
“With the advancement in knowledge about vineyard management techniques and also more specialised winemaking methods, we have made adjustments in the management of the merlot vineyards as well as the making of the wine. Since then, we have realised that the quality of the merlot has improved significantly and so we decided to make this very popular cultivar part of our Inspiration range,” says Burger.
As the saying goes, ‘good wines are made in the vineyard’ – the grapes used for the Nuy Inspiration Merlot 2018 are produced on the farm Nuwerus along the R60. The vineyards can be seen from the veranda of the Nuy on the hill tasting room, deli and restaurant – the perfect view to enjoy this wine.
How to enjoy Nuy Winery Inspiration Merlot 2018
During the winter months, the wine can be enjoyed at room temperature (between 18 and 20 oC). In summer, the wine can be chilled slightly by placing it in the fridge an hour or two before serving.
The Nuy Inspiration Merlot 2018 is a delicious wine to enjoy with friends – it pairs well with any red meat, roasted mushrooms, vegetable stew and chocolate desserts.
Where to buy the wine
Orders above R2500 qualify for free delivery within the borders of South Africa.
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