Monday, 11 April 2011

TN : Journey's End Bluegum Merlot Barrel Selection 2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The vineyard soils are predominantely granite with sandy top soil. 12035 vines were planted in 200 and 2001. The rootstocks used were 1010/14 and Ruggeri 140. 27.2 tons of grapes were harvested on the 26th February 2007 at an average yield of 2.4 tons per acre.

Thirty Six barrels of this wine were produced. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels with a small percentage ageing for a further time in American oak barrels. This wine won a double gold at the 2010 Michaelangelo international wine awards.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Dried fruits, raspberry, blackcurrant, liqourice, milk chocolate

Taste : Blackcurrant, raspberry, dried fruits, liqourice on warm finish, minerals, milk chocolate

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 155 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Journey's End Winery

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