Sun & Air Merlot 2018
WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
The nose immediately offers summer pudding fruits and a blob of crème fraiche which follows through on the palate. Abundant, bright, cassis and fresh berry compote with a varietally leafy edge. Merlot can be tricky to get right so this proves to be delightfully vital yet generous and appealing.
Rich or spicy sausages such as Toulouse or chorizo. Lamb and roasted vegetable pasta are also favourites, all with a tomato based sauce.