Edgebaston The Berry Box Merlot


Edgebaston The Berry Box Red 2017
Technical Analysis
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.4 %vol
pH : 3.61
RS : 4.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 1.14 g/l
SO2 : 79 mg/l
Free SO2 : 19 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Light
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
100% Merlot, 42% Petit Verdot
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest

Mid-February to mid-March 2016

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;

20% 1st Fill New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
40% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted
40% 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.

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