Merlot 2016

Sourced from our 30+ year old dry grown vines most of our Merlot is blended into the Single Vineyard Cabernet Merlot, however by popular demand, we have begun keeping a little aside each year to release as our Limited Release Merlot. The Merlot grapes used in this wine were picked on the estate on February 25, 2016 at a Baumé of 12.1°. They were plunged in open fermenters for several days, followed by several more in stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. French oak barriques were used for their maturation over a nineteen month period. Prior to bottling 12% Cabernet Sauvignon was blended in to the final wine, 103 cases were bottled in December 2017.

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