Vineyard & Winery
633 Carapooee Rd
Carapooee Vic 3478
633 Carapooee Rd
Carapooee Vic 3478

T: 61 3 5496 3220
F: 61 3 8610 1621

Cellar door open
by appointment only.


2001 Merlot

Deep crimson in colour the nose exhibits aromas of confiture plums, spiced fruits, and lifted floral aromatics. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich in texture, yet firm on the finish with small-berried fruit supporting the tannins, and the long harmonious finish. Quite approachable now, this wine will reward at least three years of cellaring, but should age well for a further five. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2010.

Viticultural Data

Location: Undulating foothills of the northern slopes of Pyrenees ranges in the state of Victoria, Australia
Vineyard altitude: 200 metres  (656 feet)
Average rainfall per year: 510 mm  (20 inches)
Rainfall for this growing season: 191.25 mm  (7.5 inches)
Soil Type: Red duplex red brown clays to 2 m depth
Budburst: 14th September 2000
Flowering: November to early December 2000
Veraison: Late January 2001
Harvest: 14th March 2001
Bottled: September 2002
Alcohol:  15 % vol