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“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.”
Huon Hooke

2016 Blue Pyrenees Merlot

Cellar Door
$20.00
Club
$16.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Merlot
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2021

Description

RRP: $26.00
CELLAR DOOR: $20.00
WINE CLUB: $16.00

Eyes

Ruby red with a purple hue.

Nose

Ripe blood plum fruit notes, regional mint & background French oak.

Mouth

A vibrant mouthful of fresh plum-like fruit complemented by forest floor flavours of mint leaves, earth & cedar wood. Medium-bodied with a firm structure from the fine grain tannins, this Merlot is memorable for its freshness & lingering ripe fruit flavours that invite immediate drinking, however some cellaring time will also reward those who are patient.

Winemaking Notes

The Victorian Pyrenees region is one of the few regions in Australia capable of producing consistent & distinctive high quality Merlot. The 2015/2016 grape growing season provided some winter rains, a cool spring, then a warm dry summer & autumn, easily ripening the low cropping Pyrenees Merlot grapes. Displaying definitive varietal & regional character, this wine was produced from selected parcels of grapes sourced only from our estate vineyard. The Blue Pyrenees Merlot 2016
was fermented for one week on skins in open fermenters & two weeks on skins in closed fermenters, giving two very different fruit characters, before careful pressing & subsequent maturation for 18 months in mature French oak barriques, then final blend selection in 2017.

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