Audacia Wines creates Merlot infused with Rooibos
Audacia Wines, a red wine boutique winery near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, has created a Merlot using indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush wood to give a unique flavour to this wine that contains no added sulphites or preservatives.

The 100 percent Merlot wine spent eight months in contact with Rooibos and Honeybush wood chips. Professor Wessel du Toit from Stellenbosch University has been investigating the use of these plants’ wood material as an alternative to using oak wood derivatives such as chips and staves in the winemaking process. He has also found that the Rooibos wood releases antioxidants into the wine.

The following articles on Audacia’s Rooibos-enhanced Merlot appeared in the media:

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