Some of the finest expressions of Merlot come from cool climates. Our vines thrive in the well-drained soils of the Vinemount Ridge, and the summer of 2013 created a wine of great character that we are excited to share, with the opening of every bottle.
Ruby red, fresh aromas of medium intensity, red fruit, cherry, black cherry, wild strawberry; the palate is savoury, lively, medium bodied, fruity and persistant with a cocoa finish.
Merlot is a special varietal and can often be regarded as secondary to Cabernet Sauvignon; in our opinion, a dubious characterization. It's a pleasure to present a Merlot that stimulates a particular appreciation deserved by this varietal. The expression here is true to a cool-climate - well structured, good tannins, earthy flavours.The versatility in food pairing is remarkable. An ideal companion to saucy dishes, I turn to this wine for pasta dishes and softer meats such as duck and poultry.