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Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.88% %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.75 g/l
SO2 : 86 mg/l
Free SO2 : 30 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Light
Taste : Fruity


Accolades

The Berry Box 2014
-Gold:  Gold Wine Awards

The Berry Box 2012
-86 points:  eRobert Parker
-UK Wine Merchant awards top 100

The Berry Box 2011
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

The Berry Box 2010
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar
-Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 – Bronze Medal
-International Wine Challenge 2012 – Bronze Medal
-Classic Wine Magazine 2012 – Top 6 Wines

The Berry Box 2009
-89 points:  Stephen Tanzer
-Gold:  International Wine Challenge 2011 (One of only three SA red wines)

The Berry Box 2008 (Maiden vintage)
Sold out with in 3 weeks!

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
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
In The Vineyard
Soil Type : Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
Appellation : W.O. Stellenbosch
About The Harvest

Mid-February to mid-March 2018

In The Cellar

A variety of vinification methods were used in making the merlot. 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.

 

16 Months Maturation in, 50% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted and 50% 3rd Fill French Oak.

Additional Information
Our range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philoshophy of the Stellenbosch region and of the Finlayson family.

Other Vintages
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2018 David Finlayson Merlot
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2017 David Finlayson Merlot
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2017 David Finlayson Merlot
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2016 David Finlayson Merlot
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2014 David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2013 David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2012 David Finlayson Merlot
Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2011 David Finlayson Merlot

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