2009 Back Vintage Merlot

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GRAPE VARIETY: Merlot
VINTAGE: 2009
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 14.5% Alcohol, Residual Sugar < 2g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with careful cellaring between 4-6 + years
COLOUR: Deep intensity with bright purple to red hues
BOUQUET: The aromas are lifted with violets, fresh raspberries, and red cherries amongst black forest cake characters.
PALATE: While being medium bodied, this Merlot displays lovely mid palate texture, with ripe plums, redcurrants and spicy like characters with the finish being soft and silky.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.5 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and destemmed to open top fermenters, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 14 months in new and seasoned French oak Hogsheads

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