Weltevrede

Weltevrede’s Cherrychoc Merlot

  • by Spotong
  • Sep 15, 2013
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Weltevrede's Cherrychoc Merlot

Instead of describing the wine as “a typical merlot with nuances of red fruit like ripe cherries, with a smooth structure and lingering chocolaty mouth feel, we simply call the wine Cherrychoc Merlot on the front label,” explains winemaker, Philip Jonker.

Cherrychoc is a bold statement of what is typically characteristic of a merlot. However, the name does not limit the wine; some get liquorice, a spiciness and even a cinnamon undertone.

He says the essence of the name takes a stand alongside a lifestyle of modern simplicity and transparency. Nothing overstated, just an intriguingly simple name that acts as a starting point from which many other nuances can be experienced.

Instead of describing the wine as “a typical merlot with nuances of red fruit like ripe cherries, with a smooth structure and lingering chocolaty mouth feel, we call the it Cherrychoc Merlot on the front label.

The Weltevrede Cherrychoc  2011 is available nationally at leading wine retailers at R59 a bottle.