2017 is a very promising vintage, that may prove to be one of the best seen in the Yarra Valley in recent memory.
Sourced from the 30 year old Block 4 on our Napoleone vineyard, this merlot is low-cropping and produced in limited quantities. 2017 was a lovely, gentle harvest. Mild days and cold nights lead to bright fruit flavours and supple tannins.
Soil type: Sandy loam on clay base
Harvested: 11th March 2017
Clones : V14
Oak: 25% new French hogsheads
Coopers: Taransaud, Sirugue
Racked: June 2017, Dec 2017
Bottled: 5th Dec 2017