Merlot

This Merlot displays juicy plum and earthy overtones. Lengthy fruit on the palate is accompanied by a fine grain tannin finish. The vintage period was long and slow, resulting in the grapes being picked in a ripe condition with good levels of natural acidity. A perfect winter warming wine.

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Region

Margaret River

Vintage

2017

Colour

Deep purple-red.

Bouquet

Cassis berry fruit and dark chocolate overtones.

Palate

This merlot displays juicy plum and earthy overtones. Lengthy fruit on the palate is accompanied by a fine grain tannin finish.

Cellaring

Drink beautifully now or within 2-4 years.

Closure

Stelvin.

Region

Margaret River

Our home. Girt by sea and rolling hills, Margeret River drew us across the land in search of wines with purity of fruit character, elegance and substance. A stunningly diverse region, we chose the central Wilyabrup district for our vineyard as it is here that the most complex yet balanced wines are produced. Our vines stand proudly nestled amongst some of the biggest names in wine, producing stunning fruit for the Stonefish Varietal series wines. We can’t wait to see you at the Stonefish Margaret River Cellar Door soon.

History

The Margaret River is a wine region in the southwest corner of Western Australia, known to the locals as ‘The Cape Region’. Its vineyards produce internationally acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and other varietals. While the region produces less than 3 percent of Australia’s wine, it accounts for more than a fifth of its premium wine.

The Margaret River was scientifically identified by Dr John Gladstone (UCLA) in 1969 as being the most perfect area in the world to grow premium wine grapes. The first plantings were established in 1967/68 and now accounts for 1.5% of the national production and 23% of Australia’s premium bottled wine market in sale.

Yielding

The region is very low yielding and the vintage each year will vary between 2 and a half tonnes to the acre and 4 tonnes depending on variety and fruit requirements.

Fruit costs in the region are significantly higher than in other parts of Australia due to low yielding vines.

Flavour concentration is distinctly evident when tasting wines from the region.

Awards

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 2016 Edition

2012 Blackwood Valley Merlot – 88 Points
“Another carefully sourced and well made wine under the Stonefish umbrella; notes of cassis and sweet plum fruit will meet the target market.”

CWSA Best Value 2015

2011 Merlot – Double Gold

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

2012 Blackwood Valley Merlot – Gold Medal

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 2014 Edition

✪ 2010 Merlot – 91 Points
“Bright, clear crimson-purple; grown in the Great Southern, one of the few places in Australia that are able to produce merlot with distinctive varietal fruit; the wine is light-bodied, but does have the savoury black olive nuances to the core of cassis fruit; the tannins are fine-grained, the oak subtle.”

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