2018 Mount Avoca Estate Organic Merlot

2018 Mount Avoca Estate Organic Merlot

Johan Axlund

"Packed with flavour, bright red fruits, savoury edge and lingering finish."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Great, vibrant colour, red cherries and sour cherries on palate. Very round, good acid and fruit balance."

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Johan Axlund

"Packed with flavour, bright red fruits, savoury edge and lingering finish."

Johan Axlund

Sabine Duval

"Great, vibrant colour, red cherries and sour cherries on palate. Very round, good acid and fruit balance."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $25.00 per bottle
20% OFF
$20.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Tech stuff

14.0
Pyrenees
2018
Organic
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Rich, full bodied flavours of ripe plums and fresh blackberry. Supple tannins integrated from the refined French oak, give way to hints of cherry toast and coffee bean, finishing with poise and a seamless length.

How was it made?

Small open ferments were able to ferment with wild yeast and were hand plunged. Post fermentation the wines were transferred to French Oak Hogsheads. After 14 months in oak, the wines were racked for fining and blending. A relatively cool summer made for one of the best vintages for many years with harvest taking place weeks later than usual and the slower ripening providing more time for flavour development and more intensely flavoured grapes.

Who made it?

Led by second generation owner-winemaker, Matthew Barry, the wine making team at Mount Avoca has elevated the wine quality and recaptured the magic that made Mount Avoca one of the best and certainly the most innovative winery in the region. Implementing this strategy included the long journey to full organic certification and has resulted in medals and reviews consistently at the highest possible levels and a red 5 star Halliday rating.

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