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Stellenrust JJ Handmade Wines Merlot 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshof
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.74 %vol
pH : 3.24
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 7.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.72 g/l
SO2 : 78 mg/l
Free SO2 : 36 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2008 Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
The JJ Handmade wines range forms part of a special boutique range of wines under the Stellenrust estate label, with the focus on making wines in the age-old French methods with no machinery involved in production – hence the name ‘handmade wine’ – an exclusive trademark to Stellenrust.
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 and refinement.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
In The Vineyard
The vines used for this wine comes from a North-Eastern sloped block of vineyards on our Helderberg property – all trellised vines under irrigation.
About The Harvest
Grapes are picked between 24 to 25° Balling.
In The Cellar
NO crushing of the grapes are allowed. It is inoculated with French yeast strains and allowed to ferment as whole berries with regular punch downs for 10 days on the skin. The wine is then drained from the skins through a gravity drip system to the bottom of the cellar where the barrel room is. Here it finishes malolactic fermentation and ages for about 18 months in 100% French oak.

Other Vintages
Stellenrust JJ Handmade Wines Merlot 2007 Tertius Boshof Merlot
Stellenrust JJ Handmade Wines Merlot 2006 Tertius Boshof Merlot
Stellenrust JJ Handmade Wines Merlot 2005 Tertius Boshof Merlot

Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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