The Village Botanist Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL) Langhorne Creek, SA.

Winemaker: Vanessa Altmann from Switch Organic Wine - Top 12 finalist in Young Gun of Wine 2017

Grown in Langhorne Creek, South Australia this wine shows bright fruit characters of cherry and raspberry, with soft gentle tannins. The wine has a delicious texture that finishes with a hint of earth typical of the region, and while Merlot has often been used for blending this wine reminds me of some of the best Pinot’s I’ve tasted, an elegant example of Merlot as a varietal. Picked during March 2017 the bunches were de-stemmed and crushed to allow fermentation on skins for around seven days, following pressing the wine was steeped in a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon skins for around four days to build complexity and palate weight, while still remaining true to Merlot style.

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The Village Botanist Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL) Langhorne Creek, SA.

The Village Botanist Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL) Langhorne Creek, SA.

Lot No: 0049-2473611

Winemaker:

Vanessa Altmann from Switch Organic Wine - Top 12 finalist in Young Gun of Wine 2017Grown in Langhorne Creek, South Australia this wine shows bright fruit characters of cherry and raspberry, with soft gentle tannins. The wine has a delicious texture that finishes with a hint of earth typical of the region, and while Merlot has often been used for blending this wine reminds me of some of the best Pinot’s I’ve tasted, an elegant example of Merlot as a varietal. Picked during March 2017 the bunches were de-stemmed and crushed to allow fermentation on skins for around seven days, following pressing the wine was steeped in a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon skins for around four days to build complexity and palate weight, while still remaining true to Merlot style. (261950-1)

$4
per Bottle

$24
per package

Overview

Winemaker: Vanessa Altmann from Switch Organic Wine - Top 12 finalist in Young Gun of Wine 2017

Grown in Langhorne Creek, South Australia this wine shows bright fruit characters of cherry and raspberry, with soft gentle tannins. The wine has a delicious texture that finishes with a hint of earth typical of the region, and while Merlot has often been used for blending this wine reminds me of some of the best Pinot’s I’ve tasted, an elegant example of Merlot as a varietal. Picked during March 2017 the bunches were de-stemmed and crushed to allow fermentation on skins for around seven days, following pressing the wine was steeped in a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon skins for around four days to build complexity and palate weight, while still remaining true to Merlot style.

Region:
SA - Langhorne Creek
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright red with purple hues.

Aroma

Aromas of cherry, raspberry and red fruits finishing with hints of earth.

Palate

Medium in weight with a silky texture and soft gentle tannins, flavours of ripe berries show through towards an earthy finish.

Food Matching

This wine suits many foods from cheese plates to family dinner or Friday night takeaways.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show