Rochford Merlot 2020

RRP: $17.00
In any 6: $14.45
In any 12: $13.60
Varietal: Merlot 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 13.1%
Contains Sulphites. Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: On the nose we see blueberries, cacao, and some lavender florals. And on the palate, it is a gentle expression of Merlot reflective of its ‘cool’ growing season where flavours of blue fruits meet milk chocolate notes.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: From the 20th to the 24th of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit is sorted and fully de-stemmed as whole berries, 5 day cold soak prior to primary fermentation on skins for 14 days. The wine is pressed to French oak and receives a "spring racking" following its malolactic conversion and is then returned to oak for a total maturation period of 10 months.
Viticultural Notes: 2020 was a long and cool growing season in the Yarra Valley. Winter rains were substantial and by the end of spring we had full and healthy vine canopies. The conditions around flowering were challenging leading to low fruit yields. The season progressed with very mild conditions extending the ripening period for harvest well into Autumn for some varieties. The 2020 wines reflect our part of the world and our cool climate.