FOOD SUGGESTION: BBQ MEATS / TOMATO BASED PASTA / AGED GOUDA
WINE NOTES: Deep garnet with youthful rim. Quintessential Merlot aromatics of dark plum along with dark rose and the faintest hint of dried pine needles. Classically structured palate with a core of ripe red fruits integrated with fine dusty tannins for an elegant long finish.
AWARDS / REVIEWS / ACCOLADES:90 Points / Jamie Goode - Jan 2017 "Fresh, vivid and grippy with a bit of spiciness and hints of pepper"
RECOMMENDED CELLARING: Up to 5 to 15 years from vintage
VINIFICATION:Our Gimblett Gravels Merlot is carefully selected from parcels of Merlot in our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard. The warm, gravelly soils are perfect for the production of Merlot and the moderate heat allows the wine to retain freshness and structure without showing over-ripe characters.