2014 The Roots 303 Merlot

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2014 The Roots 303 Merlot

Region

Eden Valley, South Australia

Winemaking

After careful assessment and selection, the grapes for this wine were picked during the cool morning hours in order to maximise the best aspects of the fruit. After crushing the wine was vinified in tank for a period of six days on skins where it was pumped over twice daily to provide even flavour development. After pressing, the wine underwent French and American oak treatment before final assessment, blending and bottling

Tasting Notes

Colour

Luscious cherry red in colour with underlying notes of crimson

Aroma

Lifted notes of violet on the nose alongside soft hints of raspberry

Palate

Youthful and vibrant dark berry fruit flavours are present and supported by notes of chocolate oak. The mid-palate is fresh and lively with smooth, supple tannins helping to integrate the wines exuberance with poise and balance.

Flavour Dimensions

(Dry)—1—–2—-3—–4—-●–5——6——7——-8——9——10-(Sweet)

(Light Bodied)—1—-2—–3—–4—–5-●—–6——7——8——-9——10–(Full Bodied)

Finish (Short)—–1——2——-3——4——5——6——7——-8-●—–9——10–(Long)

Food Pairing

This medium bodied Merlot works great together alongside dishes with similar weight and richness of flavour, such as Spaghetti Bolognese, Roast Lamb and Grilled Mushroom Salad.

Categories: M.E.MerlotRed WineThe Roots Product ID: 3911

Roberta Marchesini