Estate Merlot 2018

$150.00 – $270.00

Tasting Notes

Our Estate Merlot displays aromatics of plum and spicy oak. The palate offers balanced flavours of red plums, savoury black olive and warm spiced oak.


Merlot grapes 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

2018 Vintage

2018 vintage saw some early season humidity but concluded with a warm and dry summer resulting in an earlier harvest date for this parcel of fruit on the 22nd of February.

Halliday Rating - 91 points

"Hand picked, destemmed and crushed into open-top fermenters. Matured 18 months in French oak barriques. A warm, dry summer led to an earlier harvest in 2018 with this merlot picked on February 22. A well-structured merlot offering up damson plums, blueberry, cherry and savoury smoky charcuterie aromas. A bit of a walk of the wild side ensues with underbrush, leafy notes and dried herbs strewn across the palate, supported by fine tannins".

Jeni Port, 13th August 2021.



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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