The 2018 Cederberg Merlot Shiraz Red Wine Vintage rates better than other years of this wine and won the 2019 International Wine Challenge (Bronze) and silver at the 2014 TEXSOM International Wine Awards.
The Merlot and Syrah/Shiraz are quite commonly planted around the world, each with its remarkable qualities. When combined, their properties complement each other amazingly well.
Shiraz and Merlot grapes are separately converted into wine by fermentation. During the process of fermentation, flavor extraction and color extraction takes place. The wine is matured in French oak barrels for one year after which they are then blended in proportions of 70% Merlot and 30% Shiraz.