- Elegant Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot
- Textural and elegant palate
- Match with charcuterie platter and soft cheeses
Briar Ridge Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2016 x12
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Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) Merlot (45%)
Roasted, grilled or stewed meats. Charcuterie platter and soft cheeses.
French oak for 18 months maturation.
Deep crimson red.
Fruit intensity of blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose.
A textural and elegant palate. Merlot provides sweet fruit to the mid palate and balances the subdued oak and grape tannins on the finish.
The soils of Coonawarra consist of thin dark brown to dark grey clays interspersed with broken limestone fragments. The shallow soil overlies soft crumbly limestone at depths of as little as 10cm so that the vines effectively grow in limestone rock. The shallow soils restrict vigour & this, coupled with rigorous canopy management, allows us to control berry size and bunch numbers & thus eventual crop load. This control of crop level and berry size gives our winemakers the best possible starting material with which to create premium red wines. Our Coonawarra vineyard experience another early season for Vintage 2016. Our Coonawarra vineyard produced elegant well balanced Cabernet with intense flavour and colour. Merlot also ripened well and produced lively fruit driven wine. Crop levels were relatively low and the wines are expected to be long lived.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $26.25 (plus delivery)