Ironbark Hill Merlot

Ironbark Hill Merlot

2017 Merlot
Hunter Valley, NSW

Flavours of dark plums and a hint of savoury French oak fill the palate leading to a soft finish.

From $22 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Merlot
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13%
Maturation
2 years in Oak
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
November 2018
Vineyard Notes
The lead up to 2016 was superb, beautiful cool and dry conditions providing excellent clean and healthy fruit and canopies. The wettest January since 1972 followed with picking pushed back to see the period out This was followed by one of the driest Februarys on record which saved most of the vineyards, with picking a few weeks behind average with lower than normal crops. The grapes were then predominantly hand-picked to ensure only the best fruit was taken and the resultant wines clean and fresh
Winemaking
Damien Stevens | Peter Drayton
Colour
Bright crimson
Bouquet
Ripe summer berries
Palate
Flavours of dark plums and a hint of savoury French oak fill the palate leading to a soft finish.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
2-4 years
Food Matches
Roast Lamb

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