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Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.8 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 3.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.67 g/l
SO2 : 80 mg/l
Free SO2 : 25 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
86 points: eRobert Parker
UK Wine Merchant awards top 100
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
21% Merlot, 21% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: Mid-February to mid-March 2011
In The Cellar
A variety of vinification methods were used in making the components of this special blend. Open top fermentations with punch-down routines as well as closed fermentations and pump-overs 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.
Additional Information
our range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philoshophy of the Stellenbosch region and of the finlayson family.

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