2019 Zilzie Selection 23 Merlot

2019 Zilzie Selection 23 Merlot

Johan Axlund

"Bright and juicy, full in flavour, blackberry and plums, soft round finish. Really pleasant to drink."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $15.00 per bottle33% OFF

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Johan Axlund

"Bright and juicy, full in flavour, blackberry and plums, soft round finish. Really pleasant to drink."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $15.00 per bottle33% OFF

$9.99

(buy 12 or more)

$10.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $2.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

The very definition of easy/good drinking, Zilzie's S23 Merlot is ripe, round and soft. Likeable and very drinkable red wine

Tech stuff

Merlot
Zilzie
Australia
2019
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deep crimson colour. Aroma: Spice, blackcurrant, dark cherry and plum with toasty oak. Plum, spice and blackberry flavours with a velvety texture and soft tannins.

How was it made?

Merlot grapes from selected vineyards were harvested at optimum maturity to maximise varietal fruit flavours and supple tannins. Fruit was fermented and left on skins in static and rotary fermenters for seven days to maximise colour and flavour extraction. After primary fermentation the wines were soft pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation before being aged on French oak for six months before being blended and filtered prior to bottling.

Who made it?

In the words of Aretha Franklin, this family owned winery is all about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Forbes family respect the land by producing a carbon neutral wine, Bulloak, and cutting their water usage by 35% since 2005. They also give a respectful nod to their Scottish ancestors who originally name the property Zilzie over 100 years ago. Even the design of the ‘Z’ on the label is based on the shape of the Murray River as it snakes around the property. The current Forbes family members have farmed the land for 30 years. They supplied fruit to some of Australia’s largest wine companies before deciding to do their own thing in 1999. Today, they have 572 hectares of vines and produce around 100,000 cases per year. Winemaker Mark Zeppel and his team make an array of wines using varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. They dedicate themselves to using the best parcels of fruit from various regions to make consistently good wines at affordable prices. The styles are fun, fruit-driven and express the grape variety without swamping it with oak.

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