Thomson Estate `Robinson Road` Merlot 2017 (12x 750mL) SA

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$179.88 per case

Overview

1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great

intensity. Named after a Merlot vineyard off Robinson Road, and a path leading to a beautiful view over the vines.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Intense ripe dark berry fruits with floral notes and a hint of cinnamon spice.

Palate

Complex black olive and juicy plums supported by fine oak for a savoury palate. Smooth and supple, it can be enjoy on its own or with pork, soft cheese and stir fry vegetables.

Vibrant berry fruit flavours with hints of pepper and spice are accompanied by subtle oak. Ideal with red meat, pasta or cheese. Enjoy now or keep for up to 5 years.

Fruit

Merlot is an elegant and soft variety that provides a supple wine of finesse.

Winemaking

The fruit in its natural state called for minimal intervention in the winery. In order to develop the keen tannin structure, then fermented in stainless steel with the influence of French oak for complexity.

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Scotts Creek wine range is produced by Byrne & Smith Wines.  

Byrne & Smith have one of Australia's largest family owned vineyard estates, with over 520 hectares in wine growing regions including Clare Valley and Riverland, South Australia.

In 1960 Romla & Eric Byrne first purchased the property Devlin's Pound near Waikerie, in the Riverland, South Australia. Here began the passion for brothers Rob and Terry Byrne with vineyards and viticulture. The first vines were planted on this site in 1965. Although originally working as a Chartered Engineer, it is the wine industry that has become the passion for Director Rob Byrne. Fellow Director Terry Byrne is a Roseworthy graduate and has been involved in vineyard ownership and management for over 30 years. Their philosophy is to grow quality fruit, whilst conserving our precious natural resources.

With a family history of three generations in the South Australian wine and horticultural industry, Byrne & Smith Wines is committed to maintaining environmental sustainability.

Scotts Creek vineyard is located just outside the historical township of Morgan in the Riverland, South Australia. Established in 1974, under the direction of Australian Wine Industry pioneer Max Schubert, the site was selected for its stony soils over a limestone base, producing wines with immense character and complexity. The historic vineyard overlooks the Scotts Creek Wetlands.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty, conservationist and grape grower Elise Byrne has passion, determination, and above all, a love of the environment. She explains... "Our group works to make a difference, thereby encouraging others to this national cause. Imagine the whole stretch of river, wetlands and floodplains managed and revitalised. Our group is doing it and so are others. The whole river system can be alive again!"

The future vision of Scotts Creek Wetlands is to continue to retain its prominent status by maintaining the biodiversity of its fauna and flora, in particular the endangered Growling Grass Frog (alias Southern Bell Frog).

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