Doolhof - Signature Single Vineyard Merlot 2018

A classic Merlot with a velvety balance of red and dark fruit with well integrated oak nuances. This Merlot has a beautiful deep red hue with aromas of blackberries, plums and cassis with hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied and complex, this wine has a juicy mouthfeel. The palate is layered with plush fruit, hints of chocolate and is well supported by silky smooth tannins that lead to a long and smooth finish. Hand picked, with bunch sorting done at the cellar before destemming and crushing lightly. The wine was aged in 40% new french oak 300 l barrels for 12 months.

Food Pairing: hearty dishes like a grilled T-bone with herbed butter, dark chocolate cake.

Wellington, South Africa




13.5% Alc.

Bottle (750ml)


Oak Aging


12 months in oak


The valley in which Doolhof lies is blessed with unique terroirs. The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenic Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four metres or beyond.