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Merlot, Trentham Estate

Most famous in its homeland of Bordeaux, Merlot is an early ripening variety with tannins that are invariably soft, making the wine a good early-drinking style.

Deep red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and mulberry with a hint of mocha; flavours of sweet plum and spice with subtle savoury French oak. A medium to full bodied wine with velvety tannins. Long and soft with a silky, smooth finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Merlot

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Warm, dry weather during the 2019 harvest restricted the crop levels and helped to produce exceptional fruit quality with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Lower rain levels during the growing season translated into smaller berries packing their punch, making the winemakers very happy!

Vinification details

Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. Following this, a portion of the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled.

 

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Merlot, Trentham Estate

Most famous in its homeland of Bordeaux, Merlot is an early ripening variety with tannins that are invariably soft, making the wine a good early-drinking style.

Deep red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and mulberry and a hint of mocha; flavours of sweet plum and spice with subtle savoury French oak. A medium to full bodied wine with velvety tannins. Long and soft with a silky smooth finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Merlot

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Warm, dry weather during the 2018 harvest restricted crop levels and helped to produce exceptional fruit quality with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Lower rain levels during the growing season translated into smaller berries packing their punch, making Trentham’s winemakers very happy!

Vinification details

Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, a portion of the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled.

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Merlot, Trentham Estate

Most famous in its homeland of Bordeaux, Merlot is an early ripening variety with tannins that are invariably soft, making the wine a good early-drinking style.

Deep red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and mulberry with a hint of mocha; flavours of sweet plum and spice with subtle savoury French oak. A medium to full bodied wine with velvety tannins, long and soft with a silky smooth finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Merlot

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

‘Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heat waves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine. It was certainly an unusually late harvest but the wines are something to be proud of – well balanced fruit, plenty of flavour and distinct varietal aromas.

Vinification details

Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, a portion of the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled.

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Soft and fruity with plum and savoury herbs combining to good effect. Puts some bigger known labels to shame.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Merlot, Trentham Estate

Most famous in its homeland of Bordeaux, Merlot is an early ripening variety with tannins that are invariably soft, making the wine a good early-drinking style.

Deep red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and mulberry with a hint of mocha; flavours of sweet plum and spice with subtle savoury French oak. A medium to full bodied wine with velvety tannins, long and soft with a silky smooth finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.46

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Merlot

HARVEST DATE

February 2014

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 79 Free: 38

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The 2014 growing season was ideal with warm days and little rain.

Vinification details

Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, a portion of the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled.

 

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