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Edgebaston "The Berry Box" 2009
Technical Analysis
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.95 %vol
pH : 3.66
RS : 3.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.65 g/l
SO2 : 98 mg/l
Free SO2 : 33 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity

International Wine Challenge 2011 - Gold Medal
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.
Blend Information
34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Shiraz, 3% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot 17% Merlot
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay.
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: Mid-February to mid-March 2009
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% 1st Fill New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
50% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted
30% 3rd Fill French Oak

Bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.

Other Vintages
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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