2013 '8R' Single Vineyard Merlot
Cold soaked for five days before fermentation on skins at 18 - 20 degrees for 7 days. Maturation for 15 months in selected French oak before blending and bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
TA: 7.1 g/L
8.3 Standard Drinks
Bottle Number Range: 1 - 3642
8R Merlot is sourced off our Wrattonbully Vineyard on the Limestone Coast. It is a new clone which has only recently been introduced to Australia. We have separated the fruit from this block as it shows more flavour and intensity with excellent structure.
Beautiful rich soft Merlot characteristics with a firm structure. The palate is loaded with clean red fruit flavours and great texture from maturation in fine French oak.
2013 '8R' Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot (762.73 KB)