A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
A rich, full-bodied and well-balanced wine from an exceptional vintage.
Director of Winemaking
CELLAR RELEASE - THE FINER DETAILS
Brindle Vineyard brings out the best in Merlot with this rich and supple wine. Plush red and blackberry flavours with dark chocolate and herbs are wrapped in soft but emphatic tannins.Download Tasting Notes
Another in a string of good seasons for Margaret River. Winter rains set up good ground moisture and a season of balanced conditions produced low yields of exceptional quality. Abundant marri blossom in the region’s forests kept the birds happy and away from vineyards and consistently dry and mild weather produced very little disease pressure. Cool conditions in April and May delayed final ripening and harvest was about a week later than average, perfect for building flavour and complexity in Merlot grapes.
The fruit was handpicked in mid-to-late April in ideal dry, moderate weather and was fermented in open fermenters with hand plunging and drain-and-return, as required. The wine was matured in a mic of old and new barriques from a selection of Bordeaux coopers.