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2018 Merlot









Aged in French oak barrels for 6 months, this is the perfect wine for those looking beyond a “fruity” red. Sour cherry, plum, leather and spice. Earthy flavours and plush tannins with a toasted vanilla finish.


Vintage Notes

One of the most widely recognized grapes in the world, Merlot is a crossing between Cab Franc and little known Magdelaine Noire des Charentes. This Makes it a half sibling to Cabernet Sauvignon and explains why the 3 blend so well together and make similar wines. Typically more plush, softer and plumier than Cabernet Sauvignon, and less tart and herbaceous than Cab Franc. It normally adds texture and volume to a blend. It ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and doesn’t mind thicker, damper soil.

Winemaker's Notes

Medium bodied, high alcohol, high acidity, high tannin, dry, medium flavour intensity, medium finish.

Food Pairing:

Barbecued meats, Portobello mushrooms, duck breast, Italian cuisine. 

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