2016 Signature Collection Merlot
NOSE: A young, elegant Merlot with aromas of dark plum, fruit cake and baking spice.
PALATE: A dry, medium-bodied style with flavours of redcurrant, dark plum and dried cranberry with touches of dried herbs, fruit cake and cigar box. Classic soft, powdery fine grain tannins give this Merlot a velvety texture with silky acidity adding delicious length to the palate.
WINEMAKING COMMENTS: 2016 was an exceptional vintage with long dry Autumn days and optimum temperatures. Fruit was late ripening, dense and very varietal, a perfect example of quality from the Granite Belt fruit. Fruit was cold soaked pre-fermentation to intensify flavours, then aged in French and American oak barrels for 13 months.
FOOD MATCH SUGGESTION: Enjoy with Australian hand feed milk veal.