Boschkloof Merlot 2012

Deep, ruby red colour. A very attractive, complex nose with aromas of spice, forest floor, cherry and wild berries. The palate has lovely velvety berry fruit with firm but fine 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 : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.556  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

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

The Latin phrase “inconcessum persequor” surrounding The Grail on our emblem translates into “I pursue the unattainable”, and between the slopes of the beautiful Stellenbosch valley in South Africa, the Borman family pursue to perfect the art of winemaking.

about the harvest: Grapes harvested by hand, at full ripeness with sugar of 24.8° B.

in the cellar : Grapes were crushed, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Temperature controlled fermentation took place at 26C. Then it was left on the skins for 18 days and malolactic fermentation took place within the barrels. It was matured in 225l French oak barrels for 20 months. Minimum filtration. Certified and bottled at Boschkloof.

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