2014 Renaissance Merlot/ Cabernet/ Petit Verdot ‘BEST Wine in category, Winestate Magazine’
These three classic grape varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot have combined to rise above the individualism and create a new artistic form.
Gold Medal – 5 stars
2017 Winestate Magazine
These three classic grape varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot have combined to rise above their individualism and create a new artistic form. Although a thoroughly modern wine style you will discover after short term cellaring a classic revival ‘Renaissance’.
Fruit from this vineyard in McLaren Vale and demonstrates our regions ability to produce a variation of varieties. Closer to the Blewitt Springs part of McLaren Vale the soil is very much sandy profile which contributes to those white pepper spice characters.
All variety components are fermented separately and transferred to barrel. After 14 months in barrel the blend was assembled prior to bottling.
Wine Details & Tasting Notes
Merlot 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Petit Verdot 7%
14 months in Seasoned French Oak
McLaren Vale 100% Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep red crimson.
An intense bouquet of juicy cherry and blackcurrant fruit are complimented by hints of mint and black olive overtones.
The palate delivers juicy fruit with a cedar oak backdrop, dusty, earthiness and chewy tannins supported by lively acid.
Medium term cellaring will reward.