Margan Merlot Dozen
2017 Margan Merlot
Description Picked from our Merlot vines which are on their own roots and grown on the red volcanic soil of Broke. The result is a fruit driven softer style of wine with subtle integrated oak. An excellent example of an early drinking style of wine displaying plenty of vibrant fruit and a soft finish.
Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley
Vineyard Ceres Hill Vineyard
Colour Deep Crimson
Nose Black forest, Cigarbox, strawberry jam
Palate Earthy, Raspberry, Cherry
Tasting Notes True to the variety, this vintage shows plenty of bright red fruit character. The palate is savoury with a touch of spice and the soft tannins rounds it out nicely, adding length for a silky finish.
Food Match Duck with sour cherry
Cellaring 5-8 Years
Winemakers Notes The fruit was cool fermented to preserve primary fruit characters and pressed to old French oak where it matured for 9 months. Constant evaluation during time in barrel ensured that we bottled this wine at the perfect time.