Rochford Merlot 2021

Special: $11.90
RRP: $17.00
Varietal: Merlot 100%
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol: 14.0%
Contains sulphites, vegan wine.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of cacao, blackcurrant, aniseed and some earthy soy notes. On the palate there is dark chocolate with blackberry fruit and a savoury edge of Kalamata olive.
Winemaking Notes: Vinification & Elevage: Fruit parcels were fermented using whole berry and crushed fruit. On skins for 14 days and pressed to French oak for malolactic conversion, in oak for 10 months.
Viticultural Notes: Our winemaking philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard and allow the wines to express the indiviuality of the vineyard and each growing seaon. The grapes for this wine were picked with viticultural practices based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions.
2021 was a welcome return to close to ideal growing conditions for higher quality fruit here in the Yarra Valley. A prolonged, classical season allowed for brilliant definition of flavour across our range.