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Stellekaya Merlot 2008 copy  

Inspired by the brightest star in Taurus, the “giant red, Aldebaran, known as the “eye of the bull”.

A full bodied wine with minty characters and loads of black currents, hints of

coffee and dry fruits.. The grasping acidity balances the sweet flavours, ensuring  

good cellaring potential. Well integrated tannins give the wine a round,
lingering finish.

Vineyard Notes

Situation: South Slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain
Altitude: 180 to 200 meters
Soil Type: Tukulu (Decomposed Granite)
Irrigation: Dry land
Climate: Cool False Bay evening breezes
Harvest: Grapes are hand picked as soon as they reach ultimate ripeness

Cellar Notes

Maceration: Cold Soaked for 2 days
Fermentation: Open micro fermenters
Pressing: Basket press
Malolactic fermentation: In the barrel
Maturation: 12 months in French oak, 30% new