2014 Ivor Reserve Merlot

2014 Ivor Reserve Merlot

40.00

PALATE

An on-point Merlot with appealing medium body, weight & presence. Savoury in style, yet the dried cranberry notes give the palate a vibrant edge. Hints of vegetal characters with secondary layers of sandalwood and cedary oak driving the length.

WINEMAKING

The 2014 Merlot fruit was handpicked in pristine condition. The fruit was chilled and whole bunch pressed to allow gentle pressing. The juice was transferred directly into French oak barrels and temperature controlled to ensure a slow fermentation process with natural (wild) yeasts.

COLOUR

Tawny red with a red brick hue.

NOSE

Lifted notes of cranberry, violet, dark chocolate, 5 spice & cedary oak.

FOOD PAIRING

Mushroom based or slow roasted meat dishes.

VINTAGE NOTES

The 2014 vintage was a pefect growing season with moderate temperatures and dry conditions until the end of April.

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Winemaker Bruce Dukes

Winemaker Bruce Dukes

VINTAGE 2014
WINEMAKERS Bruce Dukes
GRAPE VARIETY 94.07% Merlot 5.93% Cabernet Sauvignon
BOTTLED August 2015
GROWING AREA Geographe Western Australia

ALC %/VOL 13.7% v/v
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 6.1 g/l
PH 3.58
CELLAR POTENTIAL 10 - 15 years OAK French
MATURATION 14 months