|Nannup Ridge |
2010 Firetower Merlot
This wine has a lifted nose of red currant and cedary French oak, with a background of forest floor earthiness.
The palate is very elegant with fine tannins, depth of sweet dark fruit, layered complexity and a very long finish.
Superb with hearty fare!
The Nannup Ridge vineyard sits high on the granite ridges of the Blackwood River Escarpment.
During the growing season, the vines enjoy long hours of sunshine followed by cool evenings and moderate coastal breezes in the afternoon, idyllic growing conditions. Abundant water, granite loam soils and low frost and disease pressure all contribute to reliable quality and consistent vintages.
The first 12 hectares of vines were planted in 1998, with subsequent plantings taking place in 2000, and 2006. The vineyard now comprises 31 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, with Tempranillo and Malbec available in 2011.
Wayne's note... looking forward to tasting this well regarded Merlot. Guys just drop a bottle by