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Witches Falls Granite Belt Merlot
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2016 Granite Belt Merlot

$28

Ripe dark cherry and raspberry aromas combine on the nose while supple mouth-filling tannins combine with rich red cherry and plum flavours to provide a generous mouth-feel.

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Tasting notes
Ripe dark cherry and raspberry aromas combine on the nose while supple mouth-filling tannins combine with rich red cherry and plum flavours to provide a generous mouth feel. This wine will reward careful cellaring.
Viticultural notes
Davydd and Cheryl Westlake grew the fruit for our Granite Belt Merlot near the township of Ballandean in the Granite Belt The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95 km inland from the coast. The winters are cold and frosty and summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in the growing season feeding the buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining.
Winemaking notes
The fruit for this Merlot was picked in two different batches one week apart. New and used European and American oak barriques have been used to mature the wine.
Wine Analysis
COLOUR Deep crimson
NOSE Ripe dark cherry and raspberry
PALATE Rich red cherry and plum with supple tannins
ALC/VOL 13.9%
CELLAR 5 – 8 years – will develop Christmas cake characteristics
FOOD MATCH Your favourite lamb shank dish
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