Lomond Merlot


Crafting the perfect cool-climate Merlot is a balancing act with nature. Finding the perfect ripeness can be a challenge, but the reward for patience is clear in this elegant, full-bodied Merlot.

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Lomond, in the Gansbaai area, is situated in the valley of the Uilenkraal River and located at a most southerly latitude – 34˚ 34´ south. It is one of a handful of wine farms within the Cape Agulhas appellation of origin. Altitudes vary, with some blocks around 50m above sea level, while others are located around 100m above sea level, with an unhindered exposure to the sea. However, even the lowest-lying vineyards still benefit from the cool maritime winds. Lomond’s geological formations are unique. The soils are mostly of sandstone and shale origins with the intrusion of granite in sections creating lean, gravelly soils. This marked diversity of soil types combined with the valley location allow for the production of superb ‘single vineyard’ wines from individual vineyard blocks. Lomond is a member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and is a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), which rewards producers for sustainable wine-growing practices.


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