Merlot Alan & Veitch Adelaide Hills (2016) || Bottli Wine Club

Alan & Veitch Adelaide Hills (2016)

Sale price Price $180.00 Regular price

Robert Johnson Vineyards was established with the purchase in 1996 of a 30 acre /12.15 hectare vineyard and olive grove in the Eden Valley region.
The first merlot was produced in 1997.

In October 1998, the one acre of merlot was severely damaged by 'black frost' and the entire 1999 vintage was lost. As a result merlot was purchased from long time friend and fellow grower Sam Virgara.

The wine produced was named after the vigneron parents who had 38 acres
of grapes at Blewitt Springs in the McLaren vale district. The vineyard was where the family spent weekends throughout the year working the vineyard
and orchards of hundreds of fruit trees. A winery has since been established at the Old Woollen Mills in the Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal and cellar door facilities have been operational since Spring 2009.

This wine is unfiltered. Very deep brick red colour with brick red hue. Top note of cedar and cigar box, followed by blackcurrant and spice, revealing impressive Merlot fruit. The palate has good weight, with flavours of cedar, spice and blackcurrant emerging. Fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of cedar and spice.

 

This price includes 6 bottles of wine

Available only per multiple of 6