2017-Merlot-Regional Selections:Yarra Valley

2017-Merlot-Regional Selections:Yarra Valley

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Code: HP17-YAMERLOT6

A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS

The rich fruit and soft tannins we expect of Merlot make this the perfect easy-drinking red wine for all occasions.

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

TASTING NOTES

A full-flavoured wine with juicy raspberry and mulberry fruit flavours, rich mocha oak characters and the generous soft tannin so typical of the variety. This is a versatile wine that would complement roasted pork belly, pizza or a family barbecue.

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VINTAGE

Vintage 2017 was a long, cool season in the Yarra Valley. Yields were around average. Calm weather with warm days and cool nights continued long into autumn, allowing a long hang time for fruit to achieve excellent maturity and deep flavour development. Harvest was a good two weeks later than the long-term average. 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested in mid-March to late-March in warm, dry conditions. It was destemmed and fermented in overhead fermenters with pumping over. The wine was aged in mostly old French oak. With the emphasis on fruit flavours and soft tannin, this wine is ready to drink now.