A pioneer farmer and landholder of note, Thomas Goss, his wife Mary and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he acquired sections of farming land between McLaren Vale and Willunga which are now home to some of the region’s leading vineyards.
The Merlot grapes used to make this wine have been sourced from vineyards planted on the original Goss property in McLaren Vale. With dominant winter rainfall, warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity to the Gulf St. Vincent and low humidity, McLaren Vale has one of the most consistent climates in which to grow premium wine grapes. Due to optimal conditions during the ripening period, vintage 2016 has delivered exceptional quality and balance.
This elegant style of McLaren Vale Merlot has a lifted bouquet with satsuma plum fruits, blueberries and spice. A generous style with plenty of fruit weight and supported by a fine savoury tannin structure. A perfect complement to a wide variety of meal choices, especially red meats and pasta dishes.