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Grant Burge Wines

2017 Hillcot Merlot

2017 Hillcot Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
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SKU: 573826

THE FRUIT
Grant Burge was a pioneer of Merlot in the Barossa Valley and planted the first Barossa Merlot vineyard in the Hillcot Vineyard in 1982. When our first straight Merlot was produced, there were only two others available in Australia, and although there are more straight Merlots being produced now, Grant Burge Hillcot Merlot sits among the top-selling Merlots in its price bracket.

WINEMAKING
The cool and wet conditions followed by warm conditions during summer resulted in a very late vintage. The extended hang time on the vine with increased canopy density due to the wet spring and summer allowed the fruit to attain excellent flavour ripeness, while maintaining good levels of natural acidity.
The fruit was crushed into static fermenters and left on skins to extract the colour and flavour of the fruit. The wine was fermented at between 24-28 degrees C to retain delicate fruit characters. The wine was matured in a combination of French and American oak for 15 months before being bottled.

TASTING NOTES
Appearance: Red and purple hues

Bouquet: Blackberry, cherry, mint, dark chocolate, mocha and sage

Palate: The juicy palate has a perfect balance between fine integrated tannin and good lengthy persistence of chocolate and red berry flavours

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot