Trophy: Merlot of the Year
Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2019
2 Gold Medals
Australian Small Winemakers Show 2018 + Victorian Wine Show 2019
Dark ruby red with a purple hue. Lifted aromas of damson and bramble fruits, with nuances of warm, dark cacao.Rich, full bodied flavours of ripe plums and fresh blackberry . Supple tannins integrated from the refined French oak, give way to hints of cherry toast and coffee bean, finishing with poise and a seamless length.
Small open ferments were able to ferment with wild yeast and were hand plunged. Post fermentation the wines were transferred to French Oak Hogsheads. After 14 months in oak, the wines were racked for fining and blending.
Roast beef or slow cooked lamb shanks with potatoes.
Cool conditions in early spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.