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Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

Product information "Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017"
The Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot flows into the glass in a beautiful red and already proves its complexity in the bouquet. Fruity aromas of blackcurrant are surrounded by nuances of chocolate and cigar box. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%) impresses with its rich and soft texture, while notes of ripe berries and mocha pamper the connoisseur's senses and are balanced by well-structured tannins. The red wine matured for eighteen months in French oak and is a wonderful companion to dishes with duck breast, beef, lamb or game spiced with black pepper and cloves.


Jg. 2018
4 John Platter Stars, TOP 100 SA Wines
Jg. 2017
4 John Platter Stars
Goes With:
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (50%)
Bottle Top
South Africa
Filling Quantity
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength
14,5 % Vol.
5,7 g/l
Residual Sugar
4 g/l
In the Cellar
The wine matured in French oak for 18 months.
Serve at
16-18 °C
Best Before
Contains Sulphite
Dornier, Dornier Road, Upper Blaauwklippen Rd, 7600 Stellenbosch, South Africa
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany

Dornier Family - complex and refined wines from Stellenbosch

The roots of the Dornier winery go back to the late 17th century, but it has only existed in its current form since 1995. At that time, the Dornier family bought the first of a total of four wine farms. In 2020, the Rupert family, whose earnings are not insignificant for the South African wine world, took over the Dornier winery. The focus is on producing premium wines that perfectly express their unique terroir in the Golden Triangle.

Dornier: Modern Wines of an outstanding Quality

The newly built wine cellar is just as eye-catching as the two painstakingly restored buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries and sets architectural accents with its curved roof, the processed brick and the many reflective surfaces. The wines are extremely modern and belong to the top class of South Africa. In addition to the Cocoa Hill and the Dornier Range, Dornier's portfolio includes the complex creations of the Donatus and Moordenaarskloof collections as well as the flagship wine CDM, which pays homage to Dornier's founder, Christoph Modeste Dornier.

Dornier's vineyards are the basis for diversity in the wine glass

The grapes for the excellent premium wines come from vineyards with different soil types and altitudes, so each grape variety receives the best conditions. At an altitude of 100 to 200 metres above sea level, for example, the vines can take root in deep, decomposed red or yellow granite or sandstone. In addition, cool sea breezes slow down the ripening process and intensify the aromas in the grapes. All of this contributes to the complexity of the wines that visitors can enjoy in Dornier's Tasting Room – along with the panoramic view of the Stellenbosch Mountains.