2013 Signature Collection Merlot
REGION: Granite Belt, Australia
BRAND: Signature Collection
WINE TYPE: Red Wine
QTY: Bottle, Case of 6
COLOUR: Rich violet red, with purple hues
CELLARING: Now – 2018
NOSE: A young, elegant Merlot showing redcurrant, fruitcake, a touch of spice and cinnamon forest floor fruits, sweet beetroot tones and soft vanillin oak.
PALATE: Sourced from Blocks 2 and 52 from our Seven Scenes Vineyard, this is a unique Granite Belt regional Merlot style. Fruitdriven, with a rich, juicy, mid-palate of intense plums and rhubarb. Firm tannins with good intensity and well-balanced oak. Merlot has excellent tannin structure, very well integrated across the palate.
WINEMAKING COMMENTS: 2013 was a good year for Merlot in our Granite Belt vineyards. We used a cold soak method on the fruit pre-fermentation to intensify flavours. Cool-fermented, initiated with wild yeast and finished with cultured yeast, then aged in French and American oak barrels for 13 months.