Cabernet Merlot

Tasting Notes

 
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In 1998 a range of grape varietals were planted totalling 18 hectares (45 acres) including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

Since 2003, small parcels of fruit have been hand selected to produce the staple of Hillbillé wines - the Estate and Reserve range.

ZONE / REGION

South West Australia / Blackwood Valley

GRAPE / VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (36%)

TASTING NOTE

Evokes thoughts of mulberries, cassis, violets and sage, all layered onto a well structured palate. Fine grained tannins and hints of high toned French oak.

WINE ANALYSIS

Harvest Date: April 2012

Bottling Date: January 2013

Wine Maker: Bruce Dukes

pH: 3.70

TA: 5.8g/L

RS: 1.63g/L

Alc: 14.5%