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Cranswick
Estate Merlot

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Estate Merlot

SKU:
AU-11-26-10
Vintage:
2010
Appellation:
Barossa Valley
Size:
750ml
Alcohol %:
13,5%
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Varieties
100% Merlot

Winemaking
Harvested from mature vineyards of 19 years old. The vines are trained to a single cordon with a single foliage wire. Vines are drip irrigated on clay loam soils. Must is cold soaked prior to fermentation to allow acidification of flavours from the berry skins. The ferment takes place in stainless steel static fermenter’s with skin cap irrigated automatically. Wine is pressed onto French oak planks and aloud to go through malo lactic fermentation on oak to help extract more integrated oak flavours and tanninThe resultant wine remained on oak for 6 months prior to bottling.

Tasting Note
With its enticing red berry plum aromas, this Merlot shows ripe berry fruits with mocha oak overtones. Hints of spices and tobacco and gentle tannins give backbone to this voluptuous wine.

Serving Suggestion
Serve on its own or with roast meat dishes such as lamb or beef or with a selection of mature hard cheeses.


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