Estate Merlot 2019

$162.00 – $300.00

Tasting Notes

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

2019 Vintage

2019 vintage saw dry and warm conditions across the property but the vineyard thrived. We had a harvest date for this parcel of fruit on the 7th March.

Wine Reviews

"This is an exquisitely presented merlot from the Upper Goulburn. The aromas are immediately of chocolate, plum and blackcurrant with some subtle cedary touches. Rich dark fruit cake palate flavours are supported by ripe tannins and neatly applied oak. Nice spicy lift on the finish". Ray Jordan 93/100. Cellar : 10 years. 

"Matured in French barriques for 18 months. A charming and serious merlot that moves - no, glides - across the palate in the pursuit of savouriness. It's ripe in blackberry, mulberry, stewed plums, violet and a leafiness that brings an attractive herbal edge. surrounded in toasty oak and leather, its calls out for a food accompaniment"  92 points. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 

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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