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

T: 61 3 5496 3220
F: 61 3 8610 1621
E:talktous@berrysbridge.com.au

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