18 Eighty Nine Merlot

The 18 Eighty Nine Merlot is a medium bodied, versatile wine that can be enjoyed now, or will reward cellaring for up to 4 years from vintage.

Vineyard Region: Heathcote
Vintage: 2014
Color: In the glass this wine shows bright purple hues.
Aroma: Lifted aromas of red berries dried herbs and spices with hints of liquorice.
Palate: These aromas follow through to the palate where the berry fruit flavours balance the soft tannins.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Peak Drinking: Until 2019
Growing Conditions: The grapes for this wine were sourced from our Heathcote vineyard in central Victoria. The fruit was harvested in mid February at baumé levels ranging from 13.9º to 14.0º.
Winemaker: Cate Looney
Winemaking Notes: Following fermentation selected parcels of the wine spent up to 12 months in French oak of which 11% was new. It was then blended and bottled with an alcohol of 14.5%, a pH of 3.48, and an acid level of 5.9 g/L.

Technical Data

  • Brand : Brown Brothers ,

  • Varieties : Merlot ,

  • Vintage : 2014 ,

  • Bottle size : 750 mL ,

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