- 5 Red Star Halliday Rated Winery
- Matured on oak for 20 months
- Juicy and rich with red berry fruit and plum
Pepper Tree Black Label Wrattonbully Merlot 2017 x12
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Enjoy with pork roast.
Oak for approx 20 months maturation.
A classic expression of this superb varietal, this Merlot is supple and rich. The nose is an expressive mix of ripe plum and red berry notes
Leading into a juicy palate balanced with fine oak and silky tannins. Drinking well now.
Good winter and spring rains were accompanied by cool spring weather which led to a late budburst. The soil moisture produced good early season growth but flowering and then veraison were both late following on from the late budburst. Ripening occurred in relatively cool conditions leading to the latest harvest for many years. Pinot Gris and Chardonnay were picked in late March with good acid balance and flavour. Merlot and Tempranillo followed in early April in ideal cool dry conditions and both varieties produced very good wines. Our top Cabernet blocks were picked by April 19th with good flavour ripeness and acidity. Individual blocks machine harvested once flavour ripe and destemmed, sorted in the vineyard. The fruit is chilled at the winery and cold soaked for 4 days before being inoculated. Fermented with M2 yeast in static fermenters for 10-14 days before being pressed off skins. Wines are then racked to oak for approximately 20 months maturation before blending and bottling
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