The Leopard´s Leap Classic Collection Merlot is a fruity wine, which already exudes the wonderful scent of cherries with a hint of blueberries in the bouquet. Notes of roasted almonds and nutmeg provide a spicy component and are accompanied by earthy tones. On the palate, ripe tannins lend the red wine, some of which has matured for a year in barriques, its great structure and the pleasantly soft mouth feel lingers for a long time. The Leopard's Leap Classic Collection Merlot is a versatile accompaniment to various dishes based on tomatoes, pasta or dark meat. If you are a little more adventurous, you should definitely try combining it with dark chocolate.
Leopard’s Leap Classic Collection Merlot 2018
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Leopard´s Leap, R45 Main Rd, 7690 Franschhoek, South Africa
7.50 € / bottle à 0,75 l
13,5 % Vol.
In the Cellar:
A part of the wine matured in barriques for twelve months.
Leopard‘s Leap is a winery owned by Hein Koegelenberg who already ensures a high quality at La Motte. Leopard‘s Leap wines have another quality that many premium wines lack: the winery Leopard‘s Leap creates high class wines that are accessible for novices, too. It is this exact accessibility paired with the high quality nevertheless that has made the estate internationally famous.
Young, fresh, friendly – Leopard’s Leap
At the winery, things are run young and fresh, just as the wines themselves. With this, Leopard‘s Leap pleasantly stands out from many other estates in South Africa, as it aims primarily at a younger target audience that is just about to discover the fascinating world of premium wines. A friendly service in the Tasting Room provides a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can casually taste the delicious wines of Leopard's Leap – from the Lookout Collection, which offers carefree enjoyment, to the Classic Collection with its elegant and well-structured wines all the way to the Culinaria Collection, promising to be exceptional wine partners for every menu. Speaking of food: Food also plays an important role at Leopard's Leap besides excellent wines. Apart from the Wine and Food Pairings, there is a wide range of cooking courses, of course with lots of inspiration on how to combine wine and cooking.
The Stories Behind Leopard's Leap
With the same passion with which the team is committed to good wine and good food, it is also committed to conservation. The surrounding area near Leopard's Leap is home to the graceful Cape Mountain leopards. To ensure that this remains the case, the winery has committed itself to preserving the natural population of these animals, supports the Cape Leopard Trust in their work and has even named three animals.
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