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'Malpas Road'
Varietal
Merlot
Region
McLaren Vale
Vintage
2019

2019 PENNY'S HILL 'MALPAS ROAD' MERLOT
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Grown on the black Bay of Biscay soils of Malpas Road Vineyard, Penny's Hill Merlot is a wine of great subtlety, fine tannin structure and a rich, smooth, dark fruit palate.


Varietal

Merlot 100%

Region

McLaren Vale

Vineyard

Planted in 1991 and added to the Penny’s Hill estate vineyard group in 1993, Malpas Road is named after the pioneering Malpas family who held lands in the district originally referred to as ‘Bay of Biscay’, an obvious reference to the relatively infertile cracking, grey-black soil upon which our hand-tended four acre Merlot patch does its work. The fissures which occur as the black soil cracks apart sever surplus root growth, a process which naturally lessens vigour and enhances ultimate grape quality. Vines are planted on their own roots with D3V14 clone. 

Winemaking

Destemmed then crushed, this single parcel of Merlot grapes was open fermented on skins for 7 days prior to pressing. Secondary fermentation was completed in a combination of 1 to 5 year old French oak barrels and wine was matured for 18 months prior to blending. This wine was bottled in November 2020.

The Wine

A fragrant bouquet of dark cherry and blue fruits with subtle notes of anice, fruit spice and savoury characters. This wine shows great fruit weight and generosity, abundant with plush dark fruits and perfectly balanced by soft, round tannins and a long-lasting finish. 

Cellaring

Ready to drink, but will cellar for 5 years.

Winemaker

Alexia Roberts

Tech details

pH 3.42. | TA 6.2 g/L.  | Alc/vol 14.5% 

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Tasting Notes

NEW RELEASE
In Stock
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$27.00
/ 750mL
SKU: PH19MRME76DO
Add To Cart
$162.00
/ Case of 6
 

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