Stellar Organics No Added Sulphur Merlot 75cl

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Soft, smooth and juicy this South African wine has masses of appeal and ticks loads of boxes.


Stellar produces this lovely organic red wine: A ruby coloured wine with bright red berry flavours. Smooth and round with a fine fruit balance. A good match to pasta, lamb or beef dishes.

Organic, Fair trade, Wine of Western Cape, South Africa, Best buy ethical consumer magazine, Our eco-fair brand promise is 3rd party guaranteed, Vegan friendly
Country of Origin
South Africa

OrganicOrganicSuitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians

Dietary Information
Suitable for Vegans; Organic
ABV (%)
14
Units
10.5
Grape Variety
Merlot
Tasting Notes
A smooth Merlot with aromas of plums, red cherries and a hint of pepper
History
Stellar Winery is one of South Africa's largest producers of fine organic wines, the grapes are drawn from vineyards straddling the northern boundary of the Olifant's River wine region and Namaqualand. This is an area famous for its spring flowers and is also the only semi-arid Biosphere hotspot in the world
Regional Information
Situated in the Namaqualand hamlet of Trawal, Stellar Winery is privately owned, with the workers having a 26% shareholding in the cellar
Current Vintage
2019
Vinification Details
Before de-stemming and crushing, hand-picked grapes are cooled to 0°C. The low temperature of the crushed grapes makes it possible to avoid the use of sulphur dioxide (SO²) at this stage, as low temperatures inactivate bacteria and yeast. This allows for a ¿cold soak¿ for a few days before fermentation starts. At the end of this soaking period the juice and grapes are allowed to warm and are then inoculated with selected yeast. Temperatures are regulated to around 25°C
Producer
Stellar Organics
Agent
Ehrmanns
Winemaker
Klaas Coetzee
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

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05 November 2023 by 
Was great, then bad batch?!

I would have recommended this wine as I was really enjoying it, so much so that I bought 3 bottles last time, 1 bottle wasn't very pleasant, the other 2 were fizzy and went down the drain. Hopefully a bad batch but am reluctant to try again..

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02 November 2023 by 
Hit and miss

I ordered 2 bottles. One was very nice and I liked the fact that it didnt give me a headache in the morning. However I had just opened the other one and it is like vinegar. No way I can even try to drink this. Will not be ordering again

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30 October 2023 by 
very variable

I used to really like this although occasionally had a duff bottle. Sadly I have just discarded (well put aside for cooking only!) three bottles all bought at different times which were completely off. I guess its the risk of not having the preservatives in. I will only try this now straight from being bought in case its a storage issue from sitting in the kitchen.

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21 October 2023 by 
vinegar

This tasted nothing like a merlot, I think it was possibly off. It tasted like vinegar and was cloudy.

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26 September 2023 by 
So hit and miss

When it's good it's great, but when it's not it's so bitter with an after taste. Really want to like this wine as love that it has no harmful added sulphates.

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21 September 2023 by 
So strange ... not in a nice way

There must be something strange with this wine ... tasted bitter at first then slightly off ... leaving you with the feeling you just add a sort of bad Ribena

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