Angove Organic Merlot 2018
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Organic
Have it with...vegetarian lasagne.
REVIEW 2016 VINTAGE: Q-WINE - STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - 19.07.17 - 90 POINTS
“Sometimes you taste Merlots and it’s as though the winemakers just aren’t trying. And then you get energetic andjuicy examples like this. Well done to the Angove team. You get the sense this is bouncing on the balls of its feet. Dark cherries, raspberries, dark chocolate and ground cinnamon. Juicy plums seem to keep everything within a tight grip ensuring it shines best, albeit marginally. Charred oak wraps up a pretty handy package that’s worth a look. Top value too for an organic wine.”
TASTING NOTES FROM THE WINERY
The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove’s own Nanya Organic vineyard located near the township of Paringa. The soil is a relatively shallow red sandy loam over limestone, on top of a cliff overlooking the picturesque Murray River. The vines are mostly single cordon lower yielding vines, which the winemakers have noticed to be quite resilient in adverse conditions. Whether it is due to the organic practices being used or the site itself, the vineyard produces rich textural wines.
COLOUR Striking dark ruby red.
AROMA Raspberry and plum characters abound on the nose.
FLAVOUR An intriguing palate of dark red fruits is complemented by subtle use of oak providing extra depth of character.
CELLAR POTENTIAL 2-3 years
HAVE IT WITH ...A pot roast with horseradish mashed potatoes or vegetarian lasagne.
May We Suggest
Others Also Bought
Pale gold in colour with pink highlights, and lively bubbles. The nose is vibrant with effervescent citrus and pink lady apple aromas, and maybe a touch of fennel seed. More lemony citrus and apple/pear flavours on the p...