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2016 Rainbow's End Merlot Stellenbosch

Rainbow's End
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2016 Rainbow's End Merlot Stellenbosch
SRP: $24.998333333333 Bottle / $299.98 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 27.90%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 35.23%
FOB Profit Margin: 44.80%

Rainbow’s End is the name of the Malan family’s wine estate near Stellenbosch. It is a name that conjures up associations, and among these are the divine promise of sunshine after rain, of commitment to the earth, of a destination and a pot of gold. Situated on high-lying slopes, the estate backs onto the Jonkershoek Mountain and overlooks the prized and productive Banghoek basin, which is encircled by mountains. Anton , the cellar master and marketeer and brother Francois, the viticulturist and winemaker take part in the various phases of production. The Malans have adopted a combination of traditional and new-world wine-making techniques. Bunch selection, picking at dawn, sorting and plunging in open fermenters are all operations that are scrupulously done by hand, as well as light basket pressing. During the processing the wine is aged in small French oak barrels. This is 100% Merlot that has been matured in Oak for 12 months of which 33% is new oak and then second and third fill barrels. Deep crimson colour. Whiffs of mulberries and plums. Hints of choc mint, fudge and toffee on the palet. Velvety mouth feel, with sturdy rounded tannins and a long lasting finish.

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Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Merlot
Region/AVA: Stellenbosch
ABV: 14.5%
Annual Production: 1000
Country Of Origin: South Africa
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Wine Spectator (90)

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