Chantecler Merlot 2017
“Scrumptious Vlottenberg Merlot, made entirely by hand.”
The wines from Chantecler have been pleasing our customers ever since we first listed them. The farm is in Vlottenberg, on the slopes of Stellenbosch Hills (almost next to Spier). It’s tiny at just 10 HA planted with Merlot, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is notoriously tough to get right in South Africa, with our hot summers causing the grapes to produce ‘fruit bomb’ style wines. This is a great example of what happens when someone with a passion, a small piece of land and the finance to dedicate themselves to the end result.