Old House Merlot 2019

$270.00 – $480.00

Tasting Notes

Our 2019 Old House Merlot exhibits perfumes of bramble fruits and crushed violets. On the palate rich layering of plums and savoury tapenade integrates perfectly with warm spice.


Merlot grapes 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

2019 Vintage

Our 2019 vintage saw warm and dry conditions across the property but the vineyard thrived. We had a harvest date for this parcel of fruit on the 5th of March.

Wine Reviews

" Always encouraging to see a straight Merlot stand up and reveal just what the grape can do on its own, rather than just one more blending component. A dark garnet hue. This has notes of roast meats, florals, plums, tobacco leaves, warm earth and spices. It then lifts even further on the palate where there is energy, fine length and good persistence. Really like the palate. Good balance, concentration and ever so silky tannins. This will drink well for the next six to eight years".

 92 points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot, December 2023.

"From the Upper Goulburn region, the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed into open top fermenters, before a gentle pressing into French oak for maturations for 18 months. One-third of the barrels were new. Displaying more fruit purity and vibrancy than the 2018. It's a fragrant wine of spices and plums with a little blue fruit complexity. Fine chalky tannins overlay the palate with its deep and intense fruit flavours. A slightly firmer wine than the 2018. Cellar 9 years".

 93 points - Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot, September 2023.


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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