2018 Blue Pyrenees Merlot
Ruby red with a purple hue.
Ripe blood plum and blackberry fruit with hints of lavender
Vibrant, ripe and juicy with flavours of plums and dark berried fruit, subtle French oak flavours add complexity and structure to the mid palate. Medium-to full bodied with a plush texture characterised by a rich fruit mid palate balanced by abundant fine grain tannins giving a wine of structure and depth. Memorable for its freshness, vitality and impressive length the 2018 Blue Pyrenees Merlot makes an impressive argument for immediate drinking, but will surely reward those who can carefully cellar over the medium term.
The Victorian Pyrenees region is one of the few regions in Australia capable of producing consistent and distinctive high quality Merlot. The warm 2017–2018 growing season provided adequate winter rains, a mild spring, then a dry summer and autumn to finish, allowing the grapes to easily achieve optimum ripeness. Displaying definitive varietal character, the 2018 Blue Pyrenees Merlot is produced from select parcels of estate grown fruit. The grapes were fermented for one week in a mix of 3 tonne open fermenters and 15 tonne closed fermenters, with a portion spending a further week on skins to gain structure and build complexity. After careful pressing, maturation occurred in French oak barriques for 24 months.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML