Artisan Family Winery

Rainbows End Merlot

National Wine Championships - Champion, Double Gold

Platter 4.5 Stars

New, more 2017 just in!!! We have been waiting for this as it is one of our personal favourites. Always winning awards every year, this is one of the finest Merlots produced in South Africa.

Rainbows End Merlot is regarded by Neil Pendock of the Platter Guide as one of the best in South Africa, and I have to agree. The 2014 was exceptional as was the 2015 and 2016. We have just received stock of the 2017. Rainbows End is one of my favourite wineries and this Merlot is one of my favourite wines. This is well worth trying to see for yourself just how good top quality South African Merlot can be.

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Rainbows End Merlot

Text from Rainbow's End website (previous vintage):

Composition: 100 % Merlot (Italian clone 12 and French clone 348)

Tasting Notes: Deep crimson colour. Whiffs of cedar on the nose. Plums and ripe Mulberries on the palate. Velvety mouth feel, with sturdy rounded tannins and a long lasting finish.

Maturation: 12 Months in 33.3% new wood, 33.3% second fill and 33.3% third fill French barrels. Two rackings during wood maturation. Thereafter bottled without filtering or fining. Natural deposits may therefore be found in the bottle. Can be enjoyed now but is anticipated to reach its optimum in 2-5 years time.

More Information
Location Banhoek, Stellenbosch
Winery Rainbows End
Winery status Tiny family winery
Winemaker Anton Malan
Annual production Low
Grapes Merlot
Product awards National Wine Championships - Champion, Double Gold, Platter 4.5 Stars
Gold Medals
Style Big and smooth
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Free sulphur 24mg/l
Percentage score 90
Sustainable farming Yes
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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