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CALIFORNIA, USA

MERLOT 100%

COLOUR:

Rich garnet colour

AROMAS:

Flavours of black cherries, plums, and figs

PALATE:

Soft, ripe fruit flavours with a smooth fruity finish

AGEING POTENTIAL:

Drink now or over the next 1-2 years

BACKGROUND:

Grapes for this Merlot were selected from some of the best growing regions in California. Warm sunny days provide optimum grape ripening with cooler night temperatures lifting acidity

After harvest, the fruit was handled gently and fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fully fruit flavours in the grapes. The individual lots were kept separate according to their respective growing areas, and blended to balance the fruit flavours with the crispness and structure of the grapes

FOOD MATCH:

This wine is a lovely match with main courses including meats, pasta and vegetarian dishes

WINE ANALYSIS:

Alcohol 13%

pH 3.57

Titratable acidity: 4.6g/l

Residual sugar : 7.1g/l

 WINEMAKER:

Natale Gagliardo