Edgebaston "The Berry Box"2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Cabernet Franc
Alcohol - 14.8 %vol
pH - 3.65
RS - 3.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.7 g/l
SO2 - 98 mg/l
Free SO2 - 33 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

A medley of small berry and fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla to give a wine that is instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure and tannin concentration to allow for some maturation. Bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.

Blend Information

46% Cabernet Sauvignon 46% Shiraz 5% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot 1% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay.

About The Harvest

Harvest Date: March 2008

In The Cellar

A variety of vinification methods were used in making the components of this special blend. Open top fermentations with punchdown routines as well as closed fermentations and pumpovers were employed to suit the needs of each variety in the blend. The resultant , soft tannins and berry flavours have been blended to compose a modern, fruit driven wine with class.

Wood Elevation
20% New French Oak - Nevers , Allier: Medium Toasted
50% 2nd Fill French Oak - Medium Toasted
30% 3rd Fill French Oak

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Edgebaston "The Berry Box" White 2011 David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc
Edgebaston "The Berry Box" Red 2010 David Finlayson Shiraz
Edgebaston "The Berry Box" 2009 David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon
Edgebaston "The Berry Box"2008 David Finlayson Cabernet Franc
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