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Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Marius Malan
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 0 g/l
Total Acid - 0 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0 g/l
SO2 - 105 mg/l
Free SO2 - 45 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red


The wine was awarded 4 stars by Platter in 2010, one year after we started making wine.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows opulent aromas of prunes, black berries and cassis, with an undertone of gun smoke and cigar box. The palate is smooth, integrated with a soft acid finish that complements the structure of the wine. The wine will benefit from ageing, getting better each year.

Blend Information

Merlot 80% Shiraz 20%.

Food Suggestions

This wine can be enjoyed with any meat dish, but in particular with sushi, duck, chicken and ostrich.

Additional Information

Christian Eedes of Winemag commented in 2015:

"..it's a really pleasing if not super-complex drink. The nose shows red fruit, some appealing herbal character as well as the first signs of development which only adds interest. The palate is medium bodied with nice freshness and fine tannins – very more-ish relative to all those big and bold reds out there."

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2013 Ronell Wiid Merlot
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2011 Marius Malan Merlot
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2010 Marius Malan Merlot


Tel: +27.218800738
Email: jan@nietgegund.com
Nietgegund Farm, Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch