Basket Range Wines - Merlot 2019
Region: Adelaide Hills
Vibrant, deeply flavoured, with good tannic structure, plenty of dark berries and a hint of amaro-esque herbaceousness. Opens up nicely with a bit of air.
Notes for nerds:
Soils are blue and red clay over sandstone with schist and ironstone. 100% de-stemmed to tank for fermentation. Two weeks on skins with gentle pump overs. 8 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads.