2015 Ultra Wine Challenge - Silver
Smooth easy drinking. Slightly wooded and well balanced. Red fruit on the nose.
Red meat dishes, pasta or on its own.
In The Vineyard
Cultivar: Merlot 100%
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains
In The Cellar
After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85˚C and then re-cooled to 24˚C .The mash was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain. At about 2˚ Balling the mash was pressed. French oak was used for 7 months. After maturation the wine was lightly filtered before bottling.