Chrismont Merlot 2011 (12 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

Flavours of exotic spices and great roundness combine with the soft, but assertive tannins to produce a balanced and dry finish.

Enjoy this wine with duck breast, beef or lamb dishes.

Region:
VIC - King Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Light, clear crimson; a wine that will have considerable appeal to the majority of those who enjoy merlot, its palate with sweet ripe plum and spice fruit, the tannins barely visible. Rating 89 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant red cherry colour and crimson edges.

Aroma

Aromas of juicy, ripe plums, dark chocolate and violets.

Palate

Flavours of exotic spices and great roundness combine with the soft, but assertive tannins to produce a balanced and dry finish.

Food Matching

Duck breast, beef or lamb dishes

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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The Chrismont story starts in Italy in the 1920s where Arnie's father Arnold (right) grew up in the small town of Noarna in the Trentino region near the Austrian border. One of ten children, Arnold grew up on a farm that had grape vines and a small orchard. His father was a share farmer and they lived as caretakers in the majestic Castel Noarna, rebuilt in the 11th century from its own ruins after a probable previous life as a fortification during the Roman era. The castle sat amid the steep Trentino terrain, dominating Noarna and the surrounding area of Vallagarina.

Arnold set sail for Australia in 1952 and settled in the North East Victoria town of Myrtleford, helping a migrant Italian family on their tobacco farm. It didn’t take long before a number of Arnold's brothers settled in Australia, too. The four decided to join forces to start a tobacco growing business with Arnold in charge. From a small share-farming plantation, Arnold grew it into the largest tobacco growing enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere within eight years; the height of the business came in the mid-1960s. When the Australian Government introduced a quota system to the tobacco industry severely constraining tobacco production, the brothers were rendered bankrupt overnight.

Following discussions with John and Peter Brown in 1979, Arnold and Arnie received a ten-year contract to supply grapes to Brown Brothers of Milawa, thus embarking on a journey full of the trademark Chrismont passion and drive.

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