2015 Ralph Fowler Merlot
We have established an enviable reputation for the outstanding quality of our Merlot over the past 15 years and this wine can be rated as one of the great examples. The 2015 vintage has produced outstanding reds with that little bit extra.
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 2015 vintage is most notable for the intensity of the colour and great berry fruit lift. The wine is full flavoured and complex with layers of flavour and fruitiness as well as 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.