Deep ruby in colour, this wonderfully ripe Merlot is perfumed with notes of black Doris plum, cocoa cream, tobacco box and sweet vanilla. The rich velvety palate is a treat for the mouth, offering flavours of sweet dark plum and black cherry finishing with coffee and vanilla. Wonderfully mouth filling and deeply flavoured, this wine has elegant length and richness.
pH: 3.7 Alcohol Content: 13% Residual Sugar: 1g/L Total Acidity: 6.0g/L Brix at Harvest: 22.5 Cellaring Recommendation: This wine will offer complex development over the next 5 years.
Harvested after an excellent growing season, the grapes were quickly delivered to the winery and then gently destemmed. Partially crushed berries were then plunged twice daily in a small open fermenter while complexity enhancing yeast conducted the ferment. Once dry, the skins were pressed from the wine, and the wine was transferred to American and French barriques for malolactic fermentation. After 15 months maturation in barrel, the wine was gently fined with fresh egg whites before being filtered and bottled.