2014-Merlot-Single Vineyard:Brindle Vineyard | Margaret River - Cellar Release - Limit 6 Bottles per customer

2014-Merlot-Single Vineyard:Brindle Vineyard | Margaret River - Cellar Release - Limit 6 Bottles per customer

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Code: HP14VI-MAMERLOT6

A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS

A rich, full-bodied and well-balanced wine from an exceptional vintage.

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    Peter Dillon 
    Director of Winemaking
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    Jonathon Mattick
    Assistant Winemaker 
 
 
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CELLAR RELEASE - THE FINER DETAILS

TASTING NOTES

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.

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VINTAGE

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.  

WINEMAKING

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. 

Cellar Release - Limited allocation: 6 bottles maximum per customer