Old House Merlot 2016

$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.


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

Winemaker : Scott McCarthy


2016 vintage bought very stable and pleasant conditions across the vineyard allowing for perfect bud burst and fruit set. This parcel of Merlot grapes were hand picked on the 15th of March.

Halliday Rating - 93 points

"Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, matured in French oak for 18 months. The relatively cool climate of the Upper Goulburn has injected an edge of frisson, not the comfortable bath robe and slippers that ( at its best ) the variety usually offers. Here you have bay leaf and black olive to accompany cassis and plum".   

- James Halliday 1st August 2019.

Categories: All Wines, Red Wines Tags: Merlot

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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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