Ingram Road Merlot 2017


Our Merlot is planted in one of the hottest areas in the vineyard, and is cropped at extremely low yields to ensure that the fruit is at optimal ripeness and flavours. After fermentation we allow the fermented juice to cold soak with the skins in the fermenters for up to 6-8 weeks to extract extra tannins and skin flavours. And finally, all wine is matured in 100% French oak.The result is a Merlot that captures the uniqueness of this variety. Deep, dark ruby red colour. A nose that displays those toasty, nutty and vanilla characters that Merlot is famous for. The palate is a virtual “Christmas pudding” or “fruit cake”. Rich blackcurrant, blackberry and stewed plums with hints of lighter redcurrant and raspberry flavours abound. Due to the extended time on skins post fermentation, the finish (which can sometimes be a little lacking in Merlot) is long with smooth structured tannins and toasty oak characters.

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