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Old House Merlot 2015

$240.00 – $432.00

Tasting Notes

Our barrel selected Merlot displays concentrated dark berries on the nose. Rich dark berries framed by black olive reside on the palate with well-integrated oak.

Vinification

Merlot grapes selected from the old house block are handpicked, de-stemmed and crushed into open-top fermenters. The wine is then gently pressed and matured in French oak barriques for 18 months.

Winemaker: Scott McCarthy

2015 Vintage

This season saw warm weather arrive early in spring bringing earlier than expected bud burst. No disease or extreme heat events just warm sunshine. This vintage saw low yields resulting in very concentrated flavourful wines.

Halliday Rating - 94 points

"Hand-picked from the Old House Block, destemmed and crushed into open fermenters, matured in French oak for 18 months. This is what I term real merlot, thanks to its savoury mix of fruits, black olive and dried herbs. The handling of the oak and tannins was exemplary."

- James Halliday, 01 August 2018

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Categories: All Wines, Red Wines Tags: Merlot
Delivery

Free delivery for orders over $200. A flat $15 delivery fee will apply for orders under $200.

Additional delivery charges will apply if you are in remote regions of Australia.

Deliveries are made via Australia Post. Standard delivery times to all major cities is approximately 4-5 business days.

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Vineyard

22 ACRES OF MATURE VINES

Gioiello Estate's vineyard is located within the Yea Valley on the Goulburn River, on the lower reaches of 651 metre high Mt Concord. Our 22 acres of mature vines were planted on north facing slopes between 1987 and 1992.


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