Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot

Vintage:
  • Variety:

    96% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Location:

  • Vintage Details:

    Warm, La Niña Summer

    Brix:   22.4 average 
    Production level: 60 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 30%

     

  • Winemaking:

    Whole bunch:  0%    
    Destemmed:  100%    
    Fermentation vessel:    Stainless steel tanks  
    Fermentation:    Inoculated  
    Barrel type:    French oak barriques  
    New barrel %:   20%   
    Maturation:  16 months  
    Fining:    Yes  
    Filtration:   Yes
    Bottled:    Nov-12

    WINE ANALYSIS

     
    Alcohol:    13
    Residual sugar:    Nil
    pH:    3.61
    Acidity: 4.8 g/l
     

  • Tasting Notes:

    Vibrant dense colour. Lovely aromatics of damson plum, fig and violets. The palate is complex and finishes with a real elegance. Red fruits linger whilst lovely fine grained tannin provides impressive palate length.

  • Food Match:

     Rich red meat dishes

  • How it's Drinking:

    Recommended Cellaring: Up to 10 years from vintage

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Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot
Our Gimblett Gravels Merlot is carefully selected from the 22 parcels of Merlot in our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, individually fermented and crafted, then blended with a seasoning of the two Cabernets and Malbec.

The warm, gravelly soils are perfect for the production of Merlot and the moderate heat allows the wine to retain freshness and structure without showing over-ripe characters.

The result is a rich, ripe wine with ample ‘dusty’ tannins and a lush, warm texture similar to other wines made in the area.