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Museum Release 2015 Brindle Vineyard Margaret River Merlot

$124.99
$749.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP15VI-MAMERLOT6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Steak tartare, pastawith tomato-based or Bolognese sauces, veal scallopini, roasted beetroot.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Supple Merlot tannin
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Sophisticated dark chocolate notes.
 
Cellar Release
Limit 12 Bottles per customer
 
Occasion
Wedding anniversary, Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

"This is Merlot knocks a powerful punch with juicy fruit and generous, approachable tannin as well as rich dark chocolate notes."

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Now to 2030

TASTING NOTES

This wine from Brindle Vineyard in the heart of Margaret River is full of plush red and black fruits with dark chocolate and herbal notes and supple Merlot tannins.

SEASON

Challenging seasons do occur in Margaret River, and vintage 2015 was one of them. Yields were low due to various factors, including rain and unsettled weather in spring. Wet and windy conditions continued into early summer then January and February were dry and warm, with few hot spikes. As autumn arrived, so too did Cyclone Olwyn on the far northern coast, bringing rain and some nervousness to southern vineyards. However, the season then settled for the usual extended warm, dry, long ripening period, and the red harvest, though smaller than usual, was of excellent quality.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked and destemmed before fermentation in open fermenters, with a mix of hand plunging and drain-and-return, as required. The wine was matured in a mix of old and new oak barrels from select Bordelais 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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