Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

 

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Wines


2013 Sandpiper Merlot

Comments

Deep red with brick hues. The nose has primarily lifted strawberry and plum fruit characters. Medium bodied with an abundance of the primary characters carried through from the nose of plum and strawberry there is also a presence of creamy vanilla oak. The palate has underlying savoury and round tannins.

Vinification Notes

The grapes are crushed and destemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degrees celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into a mix of French and American oak to mature (12 months in tight grain French and American oak).

Vintage Notes

Spring rainfall was well below average with several days reaching 30°C. The growing season had even temperatures and little rainfall. Ripening was low and steady leading to the development of good tannin structure and fruit characters.

Harvested

February 2013

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2013 Sandpiper Merlot

2013 Sandpiper Merlot

Bronze at 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show

2013 Sandpiper Merlot

RegionBarossa

VineyardsSt Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge

BottledDecember 2014

Alcohol14.5%


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