2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot

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2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot
2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot

‘Posmeester’ translates to ‘Postmaster’ from Afrikaans. This is a nod of the cap to the old postmaster that renamed Hermanuspietersfontein to Hermanus in 1902.

The One that gave us our Identity.

Long before the mobile phone he delivered Telegrams with important messages to families, friends, and lovers’ front doors. They knew he knew, before they knew, that made him an important man in their lives…

Tasting Notes 

A wine designed for everyday enjoyment with a focus to be approachable and accessible to all palates. A small percentage of Mourvedre (8%) blended with the Merlot brings a warmth and finishing touch to this wine. 

Colour

Brick red to purple

Nose

Red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries, showing milk chocolate undertone; fruit freshness.

Palate

Perfect balance between freshness and texture, effortless weight and length.

2022 Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Merlot

History

You’ve probably heard of the quaint beach town of Hermanus, situated on South Africa’s famous Whale Coast. Between 1855 and 1902, it was called Hermanuspietersfontein. In 1902, the local postmaster decided to shorten the name of the town to make addressing letters to the locals easier.

150 years later, the wine farm Hermanuspietersfontein, or HPF for short, craft outstanding wines with a serious sense of place. Their grapes come from Sondagskloof, which competes with Elgin and the Ceres Plateau for South Africa’s coolest wine growing region.

Specifications

Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Merlot 92%, Mourvedre 8%
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 2-3 years, provided stored under optimum conditions
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Maturation in Oak
3-6 months with old French oak barrels (3rd, 4th and 5th fill).
Food Matches Slow braised beef cheek with heirloom vegetables or beef short-rib ragu pappardelle.
Origin Sondagskloof, Walker Bay near Hermanus
Appellation WO Western Cape