SILVER MEDAL Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2010 BRONZE MEDAL Orange Wine Show 2010 BRONZE MEDAL Australian Boutique Wine Awards 2010 The Merlot and Cabernet Franc were harvested in the cool of the night and were crushed then fermented together before being aged in French Oak for 6 months. Deep garnet with a youthful purple hue. This cool climate Merlot Cabernet Franc has attractive floral vioet perfume with ripe raspberry and stewed plums aroma. There is added spiciness and subtle pepper and spice which meld with balanced oakiness. The palate is medium bodied with subtle, elegant dusty tannins. Its balanaced structure is built with plum and berry flavourse giving a good length in the mouth. CELLARING: Medium term cellaring to around 2016 will ensure further integration and development of lovely maturation flavours.
by Stockmans Ridge Wines