Boland Merlot 2003

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2005 - Gold
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
This brings you a full-bodied and appealing wine that has a succulent berry fruitiness enhanced by soft oak flavours. Enjoy on its own or with a variety of dishes.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Boland Cellar
winemaker : Altus le Roux & Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2005:
Boland Merlot 2003 - Gold

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

International Wine and Sprirt Competition (IWSC) 2005
Boland Merlot 2003 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Average age of Vine: 10 years
Method of Harvest: Handpicked
Harvest Date: Beginning of March
Climatic region: Paardeberg & Malmesbury
Yield: 6.9 tons per hectare
Soils: Swartland soil form
Altitude: 160 - 180m above sea level
Trellis: 5-wire hedge bushvine
Pruning: Spur pruned

in the cellar : With vinification 75% of the duration of alcoholic fermentation the juice is pumped over the skin cap for colour and flavour extraction. After racking, malo-lactic fermentation takes place. 60% of the wine is matured with 60% French and 40% American oak.

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