This is serious Merlot! Rich and concentrated, savoury and seamless…
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- Vintage: 2015
- Region: Hilltops
- Country: Australia
- Variety: Merlot
- Case Size: 12
- Alcohol: 13.9%
- Bottle Size: 750ml
About: New vintage release; 2015 is set to supercede the success of the 2014 vintage which was awarded 95points by James Halliday and collected 1 Trophy and 3 Gold medals.
Viticulture: In 2015, we had a cool start to quite a warm year. Fruit ripened easily and evenly and maintained really good natural acidity. There was zero disease pressure. The biggest challenges were to keep yields down and provide shade for the fruit. Several thinning passes were made throughout the growing season to reduce the yield and encourage canopy cover.
Wine making: Cold soaked pre-ferment, 12 day fermentation, barrel aged in used French hogsheads and barriques for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: A complex nose of cassis, plums and fruitcake with subtle cedary oak. This is a rich, concentrated Merlot that is dominated by flavours of juicy little black currants and fresh ripe plums . Dried herbs, black olive and subtle spicy oak add to the complexity. All natural acidity and ultra fine tannins complete this delicious wine.