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Stellenrust Merlot 2018

Stellenrust Merlot 2018
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Stellenrust Merlot 2018
This wine offers blackcurrant and ripe plum with some liquorice tones. The oak opens up to a creamy palate and enhances velvety tannins with a sweet and sour tang.
Technical Analysis
alc14.2
rs2.6
pH3.5
ta6.0
Description
BlendPercent100% Merlot
Cellar

Grapes were crushed and allowed cold maceration for up to 2 days. It is then inoculated with imported French yeast strains. Fermentation happens at between 23-28 degrees Celsius and regular punch downs are done every 4-6 hours. After skin contact of 7 days, the juice is drained from the skins for malolactic fermentation. It is then drawn into French oak barrels for an 12 month maturation period.

FoodSuggest

This Merlot offers nice sweet plum flavours which will complement oven roasted venison, spiced with splashes of fresh rosemary leaves and chopped garlic.

Harvest

Grapes are picked between 24° to 25° Balling.

VarietyMerlot
Vineyard

The vines used for this wine comes from a North-Eastern sloped block of vineyards on our Bottelary property – all trellised vines under irrigation aged 19 years and planted to clay soils.

WinemakerTertius Boshoff
Style
styleDry
typeRed
Type
Kosher0
Organic0
Vegetarian0
Wooded1
Pack
ClosureScrewcap
Pack Size750ml
Pack TypeBottle
  • Range: Stellenrust Premium Range
R85.00
R85.00 per bottle
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