Boland Merlot 2002

From vineyards planted in deep rich soils that is well aerated, well drained and has a good water retention capacity that helps to improve the fruity flavours of Merlot comes this fully-bodied and complex wine, with aromas of berries, sweet molasses and freshly cut hay, backed by hints of mintiness. French oak flavours of vanilla is well-intergrated with the fruit flavours.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Boland Cellar
winemaker : Altus le Roux & Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  va : 0.46 g/l  so2 : 72 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

Les Citadelles du Vin 2004
Prestige Trophy – Boland Kelder Merlot 2001

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2004:
Boland Merlot 2001 Great Gold

South African Young Wine Show 2002: Paarl, RSA
Boland Merlot 2002 Gold

Paarl Young Wine Show 1999: Paarl, RSA
Boland Merlot 1999 Class Winner
in the cellar : For 75% of the duration of alcoholic fermentation, juice is pumped over the skin cap for color and flavour extraction. After racking, malo-lactic fermentation takes place. Maturation in second and third-fill small oak barrels for eight months.

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