2021 McGuigan Cellar Select Noon Harvest Merlot

2021 McGuigan Cellar Select Noon Harvest Merlot
Item No. 1011859-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
The grape for our Noon Harvest Merlot were picked during the daylight hours to produce a light and vibrant red wine full of fruit sweetness. The palate is packed with flavours of ripe berries and has a wonderfully smooth, clean and mouth-filling finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$28.00
The grape for our Noon Harvest Merlot were picked during the daylight hours to produce a light and vibrant red wine full of fruit sweetness. The palate is packed with flavours of ripe berries and has a wonderfully smooth, clean and mouth-filling finish.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard

Sweet

Sweet

Overview

The Limestone Coast wine region is considered to be a Mediterranean climate with winter dominant rain and relative summer drought.

The region is famous for producing highly structured red wines with intense dark fruit characters and this wine is no exception. The fruit was machine harvested in the daylight hours early in the season.

The fruit was crushed and destemmed prior to chilling and transferring to red fermenters. The crushed fruit was then cold soaked for 24 hours before the onset of fermentation. After 6 days fermentation was stopped resulting in some non-fermented natural sugars being left in the wine. The fruit was then pressed separating the wine from the skins and seeds and transferred to older French oak Hogsdhead barrels for a short maturation period before filtration and bottling.
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Varietal
Merlot
Region
Limestone Coast, Coonawarra
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Alcohol Volume
14%
pH
3.56
Residual Sugar
48.3
Total Acidity
6.59

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Notes of plum, blueberry and confectionary.

Palate

Light and vibrant with flavours of cherry, candied raspberries and chocolate

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken