Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon
Character: Rich and spicy
Aromas: Blackcurrant, spice, pepper
Flavours: Stewed fruits and spice
Style: Grown in polytunnels, so more full bodied, than a typical English red, only 2 barrels made of the 2020 vintage.
Food Pairing: Versatile with various cuisines including red meats.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby in colour, with aromas of dark berries, pepper and spices. The palate is medium bodied with gentle tannins and a slight earthiness, flavours of cherry, blackberry and spice. The perfect wine for more full flavoured meat and mushroom based dishes.
Winemakers Notes: A cheats wine in many ways! In our climate we can not ripen either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon as they simply ripen too late, so the grapes for this are grown under cover. The blend is 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet, the grapes are fermented with daily pump overs to extract more colour, depth and body. Towards the end of the fermentation the grapes are pressed and transferred to a mixture of French oak barrels where they remain for a year. The wine is then bottled unfinned and unfiltered.