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I Will Totally Drink This F@&%ing Merlot

In South African Wine
on 17 Feb 10

Juicy, complex, full of flavor, and in balance at 24 Balling/Brix and 3.4 pH, our 2010 merlot from the mountainside Tortoiseback Vineyard is so delicious, we couldn't stop shoving whole clusters of grapes in our mouths while crushing it.

Merlot in crusher Leon with grapes Rodney with grapes

Julia Burke reviews South African wine and writes about social justice, the South African wine industry, and her own adventures in winemaking.