2004 Basket Pressed Merlot (Burnt Out)

Tasting Notes:  Intense aroma’s of Sarsaparilla, cherries, olives and subtle cedary oak.  The palate is rich medium bodied and full of mixed berries, varietal fruit and a long satisfying cherry cola finish.  A wine of elegance and sophistication with flavour to spare, cool climate Merlot grown and made to perfection.

Harvest Date: April the 21st 2004
Alcohol Vol: 13.7%
pH: 3.60
TA (g/l): 6.55
G+F (g/l): -
Bottling Date: 8th of February 2006
Closure: Stelvin

Awards & Accolades:
• Bronze Medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011

Winemakers Notes:   The 2004 vintage was slightly longer and cooler than the 2003, and was characterised by ample winter rain and cooler conditions during budburst.  The summer was mild, warm and dry with an uncharacteristically cool January followed by a small heat wave in February; a long dry autumn provided perfect conditions to facilitate the faultless ripening of the fruit.  After harvesting in late April the fruit was destemmed and chilled prior to inoculation and fermentation in half tonne open fermenters for 10 days.  After fermentation was finished the must was gently basket pressed into a combination of French and American oak where it was aged for 18 months.  During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.


Burnt out in bushfire unfortunately other wines in the range were more lucky...

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