This Merlot displays spicy cherry and red currant fruits, complemented by a velvety soft background of cedar and vanillin oak.
Whatever the season, an easy drinking style to enjoy on the verandah.
- AUS - Multi-regional
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright crimson red.
Fresh and fruit-driven, with mulberry and cherry fruits and hints of spice and dried herbs. Subtle cedary oak provides additional complexity.
The 2009 Poet’s Corner Merlot shows generous mulberry fruits with underlying subtle vanillin oak. Sweet fruit on the mid-palate coupled with soft, ripe tannins and a persistent finish makes this wine a great option for your next BBQ or casual event.
Fruit parcels were closely monitored during the ripening period, and harvested only when fruit flavours had reached the desired intensity and profile. The grapes were crushed and destemmed and then inoculated with a neutral wine yeast to initiate fermentation. Some ferments were conducted with a proportion of whole berries, to provide attractive berry fruit characters.
Fermentation on skins was undertaken for a period of between eight and twelve days at temperatures of 18-25ºC before pressing. After a short maturation period, suitable parcels were selected on the basis of freshness and vibrancy of fruit flavour.