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Stellenrust Merlot 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety
Merlot
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.2 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
2.6 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Tasting Notes

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.


Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

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


In The 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.


About The Harvest

Grapes are picked between 24° to 25° Balling.


In The 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.


Other Vintages

Stellenrust Merlot 2015 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2014 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2013 - Not Yet Available Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2012 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2011 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2010 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2009 Tertius Boshoff Merlot

Additional Information

Merlot is probably one of the most difficult grape varieties to grow worldwide. This is why we take extra care in the vineyards of making this wine on the vines rather than in the cellar. Harvesting time in accordance to climate and season is of ultra importance.

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