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2016 Deakin Estate Murray Darling Merlot

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The Merlot conundrum continues to plague the nation - lots of wine folk say Australia doesn’t do it well, but judging by consumer demand we beg to differ. Deakin know how to do good Merlot and here’s the evidence; an easy-drinking red that would work brilliantly with pasta and meatballs. It’s lively with blueberry, plum and chocolate aromas. The palate highlights the cherry with a generous mouthfeel and smoother than smooth tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

Deakin Estate’s family owned vineyards lie near Mildura in north west Victoria. Here, the mighty Murray River weaves across the land, bringing life to the region and to our vines. Rich, fertile soils and a warm, sunny climate also create a perfect environment for growing quality fruit to make these delicious wines.

Vinification: Fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters with pump-overs designed to extract good colour and soft round tannins. Pressing and malolactic fermentation were followed by slow maturation to add oak complexities before final blending.

Style: Smooth, soft, juicy.

Taste: Ripe cherry, blueberry, plum, hints of fruit cake and chocolate.

Drink With: Slow cooked lamb, beef pie and pasta.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now but will cellar up to five years.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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