Woolshed Merlot 2019

Producer: Wingara
Vintage: 2019
Production Area: Red Cliffs north west Victoria
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sugar:
Grape Varieties: Merlot-100
Color: Deep red with pink tinges on the rim
Aroma: Plum jam and coffee aromas with nuances of cherry and chocolate.
Taste: Mature flavours of berry-fruit preserves, coffee and chocolate on a silky smooth palate.
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 yrs.
Food Matching: The consummate partner for this wine is slowly braised lamb or veal shanks and of course bbq’d steak. Pasta dishes with olive oil, sun dried tomatoes and black olives, lasagna.
Vinification: Fermented in a dozen different batches and then each subjected to slightly different maturation conditions. The various components contribute to the complexity of the final blend. American oak chips were added during fermentation so as to aid in integration of fruit and oak. After fermentation, there was some maturation in American and French oak prior to blending to achieve vanilla and toasty oak flavours that compliment rather than dominate the varietal fruit flavours.