This super Merlot from the Bergsig Winery has a bright red rim with red berry on the nose. It has hints of chocolate which develop over time.
The palate follows on from the nose with cherry, plum and blackcurrant so providing good fruit upfront. This is followed by a firm lingering finish. Overall this is a smooth well balanced wine which is good on its own or with a range of dishes.
This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring for up to 5 years.
Serve at 16° – 18° with braised and roasted meats, hearty stews or roasted duck.
Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breedkloof area of Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet. The farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”.
The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann
Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current Bergsig Estate.
In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig and seven generations later, the proud tradition continues.
Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years.
The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.” The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family. Being an Estate, all the
wines are “grown, made and bottled” on the property.
The company combines modern equipment with a natural approach to wine making. The aim is
to capture the unique terroir of the estate in wines that are complex though elegant.