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

Merlot (100%)

TASTING NOTE

Greets with perfumes of freshly sliced satsuma plum, violets and small red berries, dissolving to reveal succulent minerals, spice and dark fleshy fruits.

WINE ANALYSIS

Harvest Date: March 2012

Bottling Date: January 2013

Wine Maker: Bruce Dukes

pH: 3.74

TA: 5.9g/L

RS: 1.10g/L

Alc: 14.5%