A fantastic example of cool climate Merlot from an outstanding Yarra Valley vintage. Ripe, red berries, spice and hints of tomato leaf are evident on the nose, leading an elegant palate of savoury fruits and toasty French oak. Long and generous on the finish with fine tannins and enduring acidity.
Our Merlot fruit is grown on one of the coolest sites of the estate. Fruit was gently picked, crushed and destemmed, before being fermented on skins for approximately 10 days. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak (15% new) for malolactic fermentation and 14- months maturation.
Varietal Composition: 100% Merlot
Oak: French Oak
Cellaring: Drink now – 2020