2017 Merlot Tricky Gate
VARIETY: 100% single vineyard Merlot, sourced from our own vineyard.
HARVEST: The Merlot grapes were picked in the last week of March.
VINTAGE NOTES: Fabulous early rains set the scene in the winter of 2014 for ‘above average’ soil moisture, to allow the vines to glide into Spring. Spring was quite dry with little wind, which was ideal for an even fruit set. An excellent January rain made conditions ideal for the fruit to ripen, combined with warm days and cooler nights, which then allowed nature to provide us with an excellent crop full of intense colour and varietal definition.
NOTES: Here is an easy drinking wine with great flavours and subtle oak penetration. Given plenty of time to draw from the French oak barrels, this is a much called for lighter styled wine following in the footsteps of the renowned 2008 “Tricky Gate” Merlot.
$144 per dozen