Four Sisters Merlot 2015
Available by the dozen
Merlot is sourced from splendid central Victorian vineyards, hand chosen by the Four Sisters viticultural team on the basis of healthy fruit, consistency and style. Soil types vary from sandy loam soils and clays through to very sandy soils on the banks of Goulburn River. Grapes are harvested throughout the cool hours of early morning, to preserve fruit freshness while retaining all the plummy Merlot varietal characters. The musts are treated to a combination of rotary and sweeping arm fermenters, gently extracting optimal flavour and building the perfect tannin structure. Minimal exposure to oak allows fruit to be the primary feature of the finished wine. Alcohol 14.5%
Winemaking legend Trevor Mast's daughters created the concept of the Four Sisters as a birthday surprise. Delighted with the idea, Trevor fashioned a small production wine from vines growing behind the family home. It has become one of the nation's most recognizable labels. Enter, Australia's favourite Merlot, a soft, rounded wine with delicate flavours and a subtle hint of sweet cocoa oak, a perfect match to mushroom risotto, beef teriyaki or peking duck.
Rich garnet colour. Delicate fruit aromas of dark berry and stewed plums, complex and lively bouquets of cassis, licorice and spice. The palate exhibits bramble Merlot characters combined with a subtle hint of sweet cocoa. French oak adds an extra savoury spice dimension to the palate. Showing exemplary balance, fine tannins and good varietal definition as the complexity shines.