The Victorian Pyrenees region is one of the few regions in Australia capable of producing consistent and distinctive high quality Merlot. The 2011 / 2012 grape growing season was ideal in many respects with good winter and spring rains followed by the mildest summer and Autumn for many years allowing plenty of flavour development in the berries. Displaying definitive varietal and regional character, this wine was produced from selected parcels of grapes sourced only from our estate vineyard. The Blue Pyrenees Merlot 2012 was fermented over 1 week in traditional 15-tonne static fermenters, followed by a 1 week extended maceration on skins in the fermenter before pressing and subsequent maturation for 18 months in mature French oak barriques.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Winery Tasting Notes
Ruby red with a purple hue.
Fragrant violets, red berry fruit, regional mint and background French oak.
A vibrant mouthful of fresh plum-like fruit complemented by forest floor flavours of mint leaves, earth and cedar wood. Medium-bodied with a firm structure from the fine grain tannins, this Merlot is memorable for its fragrance and lingering bright fruit flavours that invite immediate drinking, however some cellaring time will also reward those who are patient.
Can be enjoyed now or cellared with confidence for 5 years.
Medals & Trophies
3 Silver Medals
Adelaide wine show 2013
Western Victorian Wine Challenge 2013
National Cool Climate Wine Show 2013