2018 Ralph Fowler Merlot
We have established an enviable reputation for the outstanding quality of our Merlot. The 2018 vintage has produced excellent reds with strength, elegance and structure.
The fruit was allowed a long slow ferment of 25 days with a large percentage of whole berries before basket pressing and maturing for 10 months in French oak.
Our Merlot has colour, structure, tannin weight and genuine ageing potential.
The 2018 vintage was another excellent harvest with intense colour, red berry notes and abundant flavour. The wine is full bodied, complex with multiple layers of flavour and fruitiness, with underlying herbal and earthy characters.
The wine drinks beautifully now with its strongly berry fruit complexity and fine tannins. It will also develop complex earthy and briary characters with time in the bottle. Try cellaring for 3 years or up to 10 years.