Reserve Merlot 2018

Reserve Merlot 2018

Our Smith’s vineyard is home to some of the most exciting clones of Merlot in Australia; the Argentinean sourced 8R and Italian Q45-14. These clones, combined with precise viticulture and winemaking practices, are the foundation of this special wine.
Item No. SMIRME186-BT
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Our Smith’s vineyard is home to some of the most exciting clones of Merlot in Australia; the Argentinean sourced 8R and Italian Q45-14. These clones, combined with precise viticulture and winemaking practices, are the foundation of this special wine.

The Details

Tasting Note Deep red with a crimson hue. This is an enthralling wine with aromas of ripe plum and warm chocolate, gently warmed spices, panforte and wintergreen. The palate is full and generous, bursting with creamy oak, lashings of Satsuma plum, boysenberry, blackcurrants and choc mint. The mid-palate is seductive with velvety tannins, and the wine finishes with intensity and structure.
Best Enjoyed With Enjoy with lentil and walnut loaf, roast chicken, or vintage cheddar.
Treatment A large portion of this wine is created by fermenting “berries in the barrel”. Four tonnes of handpicked Merlot were destemmed into French barriques without crushing the berries. Whole berry fermentation minimises the tannin extraction and creates a style of Merlot that is powerful yet generous and flavoursome.
Vintage 2018
Varietal Merlot
Region Wrattonbully
Alcohol by Volume 14%
Winemaker Heather Fraser
Cellaring Recommendations 5 - 10 years
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

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