Mid garnet red, with complex aromas of savoury herb and dark berry fruit this Merlot has an elegant palate with fine tannin and well-balanced oak. The refined palate is flavored with dark cherry, savory oak, and tobacco.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy
Selectively harvested after an excellent growing season, the Merlot grapes were quickly delivered to the winery and then gently destemmed. Partially crushed berries were then plunged twice daily in a small open fermenter while complexity enhancing yeast conducted the ferment. Once dry, the skins were pressed from the wine, and the wine was transferred to American and French barriques for malolactic fermentation.
After twelve months of maturation in the barrel, the wine was gently fined with fresh egg whites before being filtered and bottled.
Enjoy With …
This wine will gracefully enhance dishes such as smoked duck, seared venison and your favourite ragu.
This wine will offer complex development over the next five years.
|Release Date||1st Ausgust 2021|
|Harvest Date||25th March 2020|
|Bottling Date||26th February 2021|
|Alcohol Content||12.8 %|
|Residual Sugar||0.5 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5.9 g/L|
|Brix at Harvest||22|