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2017 Merlot

Single Vineyard | Adelaide Hills

$175.00 per 12 bottle case

Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2017
Planted: 1998
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: Blend of American and French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.0%
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Food: Merlot needs to be accompanied with some rich foods to help compliment the tannin structure in the wine. Grilled beef or Gorgonzola cheese.

2017 vintage in the Adelaide Hills had a very wet winter, a dry growing season and cooler temperatures meant a later harvest for the region. This meant we have to be diligent with controlling yields to make sure that the fruit was able to ripen and last the extra time needed on the vines to
ripen.

This merlot has a beautiful earthy character on the nose, with soft berry fruits on the palate to compliment.

“The four varieties grown by Mike Press are well suited to the Adelaide Hills climate, and merlot performs particularly well. Good depth and hue to the colour of a solidly structured, mediumbodied merlot with plum and a touch of snow pea lurking in the background. The tannins have been very well handled, underwriting the medium-term cellaring capacity of the wine” -James Halliday

The 2017 Vintage in the Adelaide Hills produced a style of wine with great fruit intensity. Merlot always does well in our vineyard which is 500 metres above sea level.

This wine is all berries blackberry, raspberry and strawberry fruit but with some dusty spices as well It has a round luscious mouth feel and good length of palate. It was matured in American and French oak.

A wine to drink now but it will mature and develop for many years to come.

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