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2016 Cabernet Merlot

$35.00 non member price

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  • Colour

    Deep black red cherry

  • Nose

    An array of black and red fruits, plum and tobacco notes

  • Palate

    Rich and full, the palate shows blackberry and vibrant sweet cherry flavours framed by supple tannins that provide both elegance and structure

  • Source

    Hilltops, NSW

  • Vinification

    Fruit was crushed and destemmed into an open fermenter; undergoing a two day cold soak before fermentation. To ensure maximum colour extraction, the wine was pumped over twice daily before being left on skins post fermentation for two weeks. Once pressed, malolactic fermentation was completed in old and new barriques and puncheons.

  • Blending

    30% Merlot and 70% Cabernet Sauvignon co-fermented

  • Aging

    12 months in old and new French oak barriques (225L) and puncheons (500L)

  • Bottling

    March, 2017

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Cabernet Merlot14.5%10 years1st March 2017French barriques & puncheons3.586.5g/L

A classic year in the Hilltops with near perfect growing conditions throughout the season. Cool nights and warm days delivered ripe fruit displaying true varietal character, even among alternative varieties upon which the region’s reputation is truly emerging.