2014 Merlot Single Vineyard Margaret River

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SKU: HP14VI-MAMERLOT6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Roast Lamb, Pasta with Ragu Sauce, Beef Stir Fry
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    A perfect option for the cellar
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Brindle Vineyard brings out the best in Merlot with this rich and supple wine.
 
Cellar Release
Limit 6 Bottles per customer
Occasion
Wedding anniversary, Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

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

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

Plush red and blackberry flavours with dark chocolate and herbs are wrapped in soft but emphatic tannins.

SEASON

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.

THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

Brindle Vineyard

Brindle Vineyard is in the Wilyabrup region of Margaret River, just inland from the wild shores of the Indian Ocean, which brings soothing cool breezes in summer.

Between the vineyard and the sea is a rocky outcrop harking back to a time when India was joined to this corner of Western Australia.

This ancient geology gives the area its soils of decomposed granite with coffee rock and iron stone.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Single Vineyard

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.

The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Pink Granite, Jarrah Bark, Sand

An ancient granite outcrop separates Brindle Vineyard from Wilyabrup beach and the Indian Ocean, which brings soothing breezes year-round. The soils of decomposed granite with coffee rock and iron stone produce wines of great complexity.

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