2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Bronze
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 2nd place in class - Silver
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Silver
Full-blooded and richly hued with plump, black fruit and mint chocolate flavours. Softly structured tannins underpin luscious fruit and oak vanillinâ€™s. Well-rounded mouth feel with a lingering aftertaste.
Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 â€“ 4 years to allow more development and integration.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 7 â€“ 8 ton/ha.
About The Harvest
The Merlot was harvested at 24,5Â° Balling.
In The Cellar
Fermented with NT 112 in red wine tanks and pumped over three times a day, until dry. Pressed lightly at 1,4 Bar. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak barrels for 18 months. 30% new oak was used.