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2017 Merlot Regional Selections Yarra Valley

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SKU: HP17-YAMERLOT6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous, Red, Medium-bodied
  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Veal, Lamb, Aged Dutch Gouda
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Merlot is the third largest grape variety grown in Australia for wines
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
An ideal mid-week Red
 
A versatile wine
This is a wine that would complement roasted pork belly, pizza or a family barbecue.
Occasion
Dinner party, Date night, Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

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

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 5 years

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.

SEASON

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.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Yarra Valley

One of Australia’s premier cool climate wine regions, the Yarra Valley encompasses such diverse topography that it can produce premium quality fruit in a range of grape varieties.

With its stunning hills and dales ranged before a backdrop of blue mountains, elevations vary greatly. The climate is Mediterranean with a maritime influence from Port Phillips.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Regional Selection

EVERYDAY DRINKING • GIFTING

A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.

The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Australia Hand

This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.

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