2021 Estate Merlot
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Notes from Sholto:
The Merlot (D3V14) sits in the warmer pocket at the top of a gully on a north-facing aspect. This enables balanced phenolic and flavour ripeness, while retaining a bright acid. This is a more structured wine that has been given bottle ageing before releasing.
Soil: Blue and red clay over sandstone with schist and ironstone.
Winemaking: De-stemmed in 1500L and 2000L vats. Gentle pump- overs daily, then matured in seasoned French oak barriques for nine months.