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.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine shows a rich and deep red colour with subtle purple hues.
Aromas of ripe plum and dark cherries are enhanced with the use of French oak that imparts a vanillin complexity.
On the palate, the flavours range from plums and rich forest berries with a gentle sweet oak lift and fine subtle tannins.