Merlot 2021, Heathcote VIC
Throw on the vinyl and flop onto the recliner.
NOSE - Raspberry jives while blueberry takes a lazy stroll. Plums sit quietly watching in the background, happy to lay low.
PALATE - This medium bodied red is dry and ruby red in colour with unobtrusive yet proud acid. There's the charm of raspberry and the lingering loveliness of plum happy to play a supporting role. Herbaciousness adds spark to the fire while vanilla mellows. A crumb trail of chocolate renews perspective readying the palate for the next sip.
NOTES - There are times when you need to shelve the spotify, throw a vinyl on the record player and flop onto the recliner. It’s time to go slow, cocoon yourself in the moment and relish the smooth nature of this Merlot. Fruit hums alongside serene tannins to set the tone…..And yes, you can smile to yourself when you arrive at Ranch Relaxo, and it won’t take long.
This wine was matured in a mix of second use French barriques (225 litre) and hogsheads (300 litre) oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling. With smooth tannins and a long finish this Merlot is an excellent example of the varietal, and is versatile enough to accompany many dishes. A lovely line of acid will help this Merlot further develop and with some careful cellaring will take on gorgeous secondary characters over the next 10 years, or of course you can drink it now. Currently retailing for $30 from the vineyard's cellar door.
VEGAN FRIENDLY - Like all of our wines, no animal products were used in the making of this wine.
SPECS - Heathcote, 13% Alc/vol, 7.7 Standard drinks, Pres. 220 added, 750ml
Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $9.95 per case (maximum 12 bottles per case) to anywhere in Australia - excluding NT/TAS/WA which cost a flat rate of $20 per case.
Your order will be dispatched from our warehouse in Gisborne, Victoria within 1-2 business days. The transit times below are based on Australia Post's estimates and may vary depending on your exact location.
VIC: 1-2 business days
NSW: 3-5 business days
SA: 3-5 business days
ACT: 3-5 business days
QLD: 4-6 business days
WA: 7-10 business days
NT: 6-11+ business days
TAS: 4-7 business days
We're confident you'll love our wine, but if you don't then we'll happily refund you.