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Rochford Merlot 2019

Special: $14.40
RRP: $24.00
Varietal: Merlot 100%
Vintage: 2019
Cellaring:
Alcohol: 12.6% Alcohol, Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: Medium Purple colour. Pretty blueberry aromas and violet florals burst forth on the nose with deeper tones of black current and aniseed to follow. A light but lively array of blue fruits dance across the palate with a squeak of fresh leather and licorice on the finish.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked on the 13th of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit is fermented as 100% whole berries. Short cold soak then plunged once a day and pressed after 14 days on skins to French oak for indigenous malolactic conversion and maturation. 10 months in oak, then racked twice prior to bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Our winemaking philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard and allow the wines to express the indiviuality of the vineyard and each growing seaon. The grapes for this wine were handpicked with viticultural practices based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions. Optimal conditions for flowering and fruitset in the vineyards gave well balanced yield with plenty of promise leading into the 2019 harvest. A dry January and February followed, culminating in a relatively compressed vintage, though attention to detail in the vineyards gave winemakers wonderfully balanced fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity.