2018 Estate Merlot
Pretty and soft.
VINTAGE 2018 was characterized by intensely dry heat spells followed by short, heavy rainfall. With a lot of hard work from our vineyard team, we picked our fruit very early to beat the heat and secured stunning, evenly ripened fruit with clean, restrained acids.
WINEMAKING 8.6T of fruit was received 24/2/2018 at 13.5Bé. 10 days on skins and pressed off to seasoned barrels 10/10/2018. Bottled 10/7/2019 at 13.6% alc/vol after 9 months in oak.
IN GLASS Garnet.
IN NOSE Red candied apple, plum and dark fruits. Seamless nose with a touch of pink peppercorn and soft notes of vanilla.
IN MOUTH Red fruit and a touch of sweet spice. Vibrant and fresh with velvet mouthfeel and well integrated tannins. Medium-bodied and plush, with a pretty, soft, and long finish, characterised by lingering fruit.
DRINK WITH Pork medallions.
CELLAR TO 2025+
Not yet submitted.