Here we are solely responsible for the cultivation of the vines and selection of the fruit, mostly from our family property in Stellenbosch, just 5 kms from the cool Atlantic and in the sheltered lee of the majestic Helderberg mountain. This range includes older vineyards, showing more depth of character and concentration. Ideal food wines, with structure and elegance.
R174 per bottle
Tasting Note: Pat’s Garden Merlot has always been a blend of predominantly Merlot with the addition of about 8%-12% Cabernet Franc.
A blend of 76% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot.
This ‘blend’ conveniently fell within the legal framework for a wine labelled as a single varietal wine ... ‘all wine may be blended up to a maximum of 15%’.
We thought, why is the magic number 15%?
So, we set about doing some exploration using 4 of the traditional Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon...The result?
We present the new Pat’s Garden Reserve 2018!
A Bordeaux-inspired blend, offering the best of the 5 noble varieties of Bordeaux in one delicious bottle.
Serve with meat dishes, grills and roast lamb.
Yield: Approximately 8 tons per hectare
Hand harvested in individual parcels and selected for quality to get the ripest possible, balanced wine from our very finest soils, influenced by the cool S/E wind during the ripening season.
The wine was matured in selected French oak barrels for 12 months.
Alc 14.0 | TA 6.0 | RS 2.0 | pH 3.47