Boschkloof Merlot 2009

Deep ruby red colour. A very attractive, complex nose with aromas of coffee, cigar-box, chocolate and wild berry aroma. The palate is full of ripe plum and sweet berry fruit with fine soft tannins. Good structure and balance with a long finish.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Boschkloof Wines
winemaker : Jacques Borman
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.56 % vol  rs : 2.20 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.30 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine is accessible upon release but will benefit from 6 – 8 years ageing.

about the harvest: Grapes harvested by hand, at full ripeness with sugar of 25° B.

in the cellar : It was crushed, destemmed and cold soaked for 2days. Temperature controlled fermentation took place at 26?C. Then it was left on the skins for 12 days after alcoholic fermentation. After maseration it was matured in 225l French oak barrels for 19 months. Minimum filtration. Certified and bottled at Boschkloof.

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