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e.g. : beef, steak, seafood, fish, pasta, lobster, cheese

Country of Origin & Region


South Africa, Stellenbosch region


Bilton Merlot 2004

Bilton Merlot 2004 From the famed Helderberg region between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, this is a well made merlot

Tasting Notes

Blackberries, coffee and chocolate nose with vanilla and floral – spice aromas. Ripe red berry flavours, spicy yet soft. Strong elegant tannins on the palate with a long lingering aftertaste. Retasted Feb 2012, cocoa powder and minerals with some dark fruit in the background, soft tannins, drinking very nicely Color – ruby-red Nose – Aromatic red berry --- Strawberries, wild berries and black cherries Taste- Velvety and intense body, blanced tannins, long lingering aftertaste

Food Accompaniments

To be enjoyed with roasted beef and pasta dishes

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2007
Succulent & sophisticated, Deeply fruit-rich, raspberrys, fresh prunes, layered with dried herbs & smoke;building complexity.

Winemaker Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed. Pre-soaked for 2 days before selected yeast inoculated with controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation pressed with free-run and press juice together . Assessed, blended and matured in French, American and Hungarian oak (300 Litre Barrels) Egg white fining followed by soft filtration and bottling. Bottle maturation from 12 – 18 months.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




pH: 3.68
Total Acid: 5.72
Residual Sugar: 2.83





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