Accolade `Panache Selection` Merlot 2012 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Outstanding fruit quality dictated the style of wine that was to be made. Fermentation was conducted in temperature-controlled vessels using selected yeast strains to highlight the varietal character of the Merlot grapes. Upon completion of fermentation, separate parcels of wine were run off to a mixture of American and French oak for maturation. Keeping the oak characters well in the background, with the vinous flavours being dominant was the main challenge. Small batches of wine underwent micro-oxidation to further stabilise colour and improve the suppleness of the tannins.

Accolade `Panache Selection` Merlot 2012 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Lot No: 0020-2448020

Outstanding fruit quality dictated the style of wine that was to be made. Fermentation was conducted in temperature-controlled vessels using selected yeast strains to highlight the varietal character of the Merlot grapes. Upon completion of fermentation, separate parcels of wine were run off to a mixture of American and French oak for maturation. Keeping the oak characters well in the background, with the vinous flavours being dominant was the main challenge. Small batches of wine underwent micro-oxidation to further stabilise colour and improve the suppleness of the tannins. (234172-13)

$1.17
per Bottle

$14
per package

Overview

Outstanding fruit quality dictated the style of wine that was to be made. Fermentation was conducted in temperature-controlled vessels using selected yeast strains to highlight the varietal character of the Merlot grapes. Upon completion of fermentation, separate parcels of wine were run off to a mixture of American and French oak for maturation. Keeping the oak characters well in the background, with the vinous flavours being dominant was the main challenge. Small batches of wine underwent micro-oxidation to further stabilise colour and improve the suppleness of the tannins.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine shows a rich and deep red colour with subtle purple hues.

Aroma

Aromas of ripe plum and dark cherries are enhanced with the use of French oak that imparts a vanillin complexity.

Palate

On the palate, the flavours range from plums and rich forest berries with a gentle sweet oak lift and fine subtle tannins.

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