MERLOT 2018

$30.00 inc. GST

Bright juicy red fruits—cherries, raspberrries and a hint of chocolate. A smooth fruit driven wine great for summer barbeques.   
Vintage notes
Spring was exceptionally warm reaching 30˚c on 23 September ( a new record) which encouraged bud burst a week later. This was followed by a very wet start to summer and a freak hail storm in January which reduced the quantity of the crop but fortunately quality was not affected as the grapes were too hard and small to split. Weeks of heatwaves in January are becoming a common occurrence now but we are fortunate that our old vines with their deep roots are resilient to these conditions only needing minimal night watering to survive the 35˚c plus temperatures. Autumn was warmer than average but nights were chilly preserving fruit flavour. Harvest occurred in late March. The wine was fermented in open stainless steel fermenters and plunged daily by hand to extract maximum flavour and colour from the skins. The grapes were pressed in our stainless steel basket press and matured for 12 months in a mixture of French old and new oak casks to add to the complexity on the palate.

$30.00 inc. GST
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Bright juicy red fruits—cherries, raspberrries and a hint of chocolate. A smooth fruit driven wine great for summer barbeques.   

Vintage notes

Spring was exceptionally warm reaching 30˚c on 23 September ( a new record) which encouraged bud burst a week later. This was followed by a very wet start to summer and a freak hail storm in January which reduced the quantity of the crop but fortunately quality was not affected as the grapes were too hard and small to split. Weeks of heatwaves in January are becoming a common occurrence now but we are fortunate that our old vines with their deep roots are resilient to these conditions only needing minimal night watering to survive the 35˚c plus temperatures. Autumn was warmer than average but nights were chilly preserving fruit flavour. Harvest occurred in late March. The wine was fermented in open stainless steel fermenters and plunged daily by hand to extract maximum flavour and colour from the skins. The grapes were pressed in our stainless steel basket press and matured for 12 months in a mixture of French old and new oak casks to add to the complexity on the palate.

Prices

6-pack: $30.00 / bottle

12-pack: $30.00 / bottle

Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

Mixed 6 pack: $24.00

Red Wine 6 pack: $24.00

White Wine 6 pack: $24.00

Cellar Until

2023

Matching Foods

Pork, duck, quail and other game, grilled mushrooms

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