Rainbow's End Estate
- Zevenrivieren Road, Banghoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600
About the Winery
Rainbow’s End Merlot
About the wine
Dark deep crimson colour. Aromas of blueberries, ripe plums and a faint spiciness towards the end. Full velvety mouth feel with hints of berry compote, mulberries and ripe plums. This is a well structured wine with rounded tannins balancing out opulent fruit and a long lingering finish.
2020 International Michelangelo wine and spirit awards Trophy winner Tim Atkin 2020 Report 92 points
AGOA, EU-SADC EPA, SADC
4000 x 750ml
Cured Meat, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Vegetables
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
|Segment best suited for||
E (< $11.00)
Hand-picked, destemmed and hand sorted before going into tank. 3-5 day cold soak with Carbonic maceration. Thereafter open tank fermentation with punch downs every 3 hours for the first 3rd of fermentation. Thereafter 3 pump overs daily, average fermentation period until dry is 14 days. Post macerated for 2-4 weeks. Melolactic Fermentation in barrel, matured for 12 months in Medium Toast, tight grain 225l French.
Rainbow’s End Merlot is bottle matured on site for 22 months prior to release. The wine is ready for consumption upon release but can be cellared for optimal drinking between 4-7 years