South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2020 David Finlayson The Berry Box Merlot

David Finlayson Wines


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.


Soil of Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay. Harvested mid-February – mid-March 2020. Altitude of 50-500m above sea-level


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, 50% 3rd Fill French Oak