2018 Maddie’s Merlot

2018 Maddie’s Merlot

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This is our first Merlot since 2014, and is a departure from our usual aged-in-old-French-oak-for-14-months style. Our winemaker (Nick Paterson) recommended that we bottle this wine a little earlier than usual (November 21 2018) to showcase all the bright, berry fruit flavours, and boy was he right, as our ‘Maddie’ is already turning heads, plus it recently picked up a silver medal. Nick also introduced a new Saury French oak barrel (300L) to approx. 1/3 of the total volume, then combined that with the remaining 2/3 volume that was aged in our older French oak barrels. While drinking SO easily now, we’re excited to see how this will age – it’s an absolute cracker, and so different to our 2014 Hooky-made Merlot!

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This is our first Merlot since 2014, and is a departure from our usual aged-in-old-French-oak-for-14-months style. Our winemaker (Nick Paterson) recommended that we bottle this wine a little earlier than usual (November 21 2018) to showcase all the bright, berry fruit flavours, and boy was he right, as our ‘Maddie’ is already turning heads, plus it recently picked up a silver medal. Nick also introduced a new Saury French oak barrel (300L) to approx. 1/3 of the total volume, then combined that with the remaining 2/3 volume that was aged in our older French oak barrels. While drinking SO easily now, we’re excited to see how this will age – it’s an absolute cracker, and so different to our 2014 Hooky-made Merlot!

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Weight 1 kg
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Awards

1 x Silver medal