Basket Pressed Merlot 2018

This traditional French variety has found a home nestled on the 'right bank' of the creek, opposite the century old Block 6 vines.


On the 13thMarch we hand harvested 4.13 tonnes of Merlot. These vines are planted on the Eastern bank of the creek next to the Cabernet. Soils are a mixture of rich alluvial clay loam and lighter sandy loam with underlying geology consisting of calcareous sandstone and limestone.

The fruit was open fermented, and hand plunged for 8 days on skins, prior to traditional Basket pressing.

The wine then matured for 12 months in French oak barriques.

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