The Yalumba Merlot made by Yalumba's Red Winemaker Kevin Glastonbury shows classic Merlot varietal character-soft and supple with delightful aromas of sweet berry fruits, rose petals and spice. Ripe sweet plums on the palate together with gentle tannins leads to a lovely soft finish.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense crimson red.
The wine displays aromas of beetroot and red fruits with hints of eucalypt, crushed fennel and tobacco leaf.
The palate is youthful and bright with red currants and mulberries, juicy fruit through the mid palate, velvety tannins and rhubarb tartness on the finish.
Fermentation of the merlot grapes was carried out in static potter and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and a three to five day post ferment maceration period helped with the extraction of soft fleshy tannins to build wine structure.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
This Merlot depicts the winery dog. It could be a Flash, a Nugget or an Archie type dog. With its wet nose, soft fur and sparkling, clear eyes, the dog is a reminder of loyal and long term relationships, a hallmark of the Yalumba culture.