2020 McGuigan Cellar Select Noon Harvest Merlot

2020 McGuigan Cellar Select Noon Harvest Merlot
Item No. 1011506-1
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
A vibrant and light red wine picked during the daylight hours is packed with sweetness. The palate is full of ripe berries and has a wonderfully smooth, clean and mouth-filling finish.
Read More +
Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$28.00
A vibrant and light red wine picked during the daylight hours is packed with sweetness. The palate is full of ripe berries and has a wonderfully smooth, clean and mouth-filling finish.
Read More +
Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Sweet

Sweet

Overview

Like all of Australia, the limestone coast was subject to an intense drought through the 2020 growing season. This resulted in extremely restricted yields with a lot higher skin to juice ratio than would normally be found in the grapes. As a consequence, the wines from the 2020 vintage are firmer than in what can be described as a normal year.

The fruit was machine harvested into 2-tonne bins and transported from the Bordertown Vineyard in South Australia to our Hunter Valley Winery -this is an 18-hour journey. Once the fruit arrives at the winery it is tipped into a receival hopper using a large rotating head forklift and crushed via a must chiller into red fermenters where yeast is added. At the tail end of ferment the refrigeration is turned on resulting in some non-fermented natural sugar being left in the wine, hence the richness on the palate.
Read More +
Varietal
Merlot
Region
Limestone Coast, SA
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Winemaker
Peter Hall
Alcohol Volume
13%
pH
3.53
Residual Sugar
48.4
Total Acidity
7.2

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Definitive liquorice all sorts confectionary, blueberry & plum nose.

Palate

A full-bodied wine with intense berry fruit and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Strong tannins secondary alcohol richness and refreshing acidity give a rich flesh wine.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken