Bright garnet in the glass, this Merlot exhibits complex aromas of tobacco, cedar box, and dark black berry compote with notes of dark cocoa. The elegant palate offers appealing flavours of dark plum and ripe cherry wrapped with silky tannin.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy, and Ross Mirko
Exceptionally timed harvest after a challenging season, the 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. The wine was gently fined before being filtered and bottled.
Enjoy With …
This Merlot will pair perfectly with excellent steak, pungent cheese, and unctuous pasta
This wine will offer complex development over the next five years.
|12th October 2022
|23rd March 2022
|6th October 2022
|Brix at Harvest