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Stellenrust Merlot 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 3.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.3 g/l
Appellation : Helderberg & Bottelary
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


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 with a sweet and sour tang.
Blend Information
100% Merlot
Food Suggestions
This Merlot offers nice sweet plum flavours which will go excellently with oven roasted venison, spiced with splashes of fresh rosemary leaves and chopped garlic.
In The Vineyard
Merlot is probably one of the most difficult grape varieties to grow worldwide. This is why we take extra care in the vineyards of making this wine on the vines rather than in the cellar. Harvesting time in accordance to climate and season is of ultra importance.

The vines used for this wine comes from a north-eastern sloped block of vineyards on our Bottelary property - all trellised vines under irrigation aged 18 years.
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 Merlot 2018 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2016 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2015 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2014 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2013 - Not Yet Available Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2012 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2011 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2010 Tertius Boshoff Merlot
Stellenrust Merlot 2009 Tertius Boshoff Merlot

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