Grapes: 100% estate grown Merlot grapes from pre-phylloxera French rootstock.
Harvest: Hand harvested in April.
Soil: Loam & clay with well drained gravelly subsoil.
Vinification: Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28°C controlled temperature. Extended skin maceration for an additional 6 - 8 days. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in 225 litre American and French oak barrels for 12 months. Alc 14%, R/s 2.4 g/l.
Colour: Deep purple-garnet.
Serve: At room temperature to accompany grilled roast red meats, and rich pasta dishes.
Tasting Notes Full of soft, juicy Merlot character. The complexity of the wine is enhanced by ageing in French and American oak barrels. This soft, balanced wine displays spice and herbs in the background.