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2017 K BLOCK MERLOT

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The K Block Merlot has garnered a strong following since its first release in 2008. The low yielding older vines produce a wine of depth and and substance.

Spices, dark berries and herb aromas lead to a rich and satisfying palate with fruit concentration, grip and structure.

VINTAGE NOTES

2017 was a cooler summer in the Yarra Valley, however March produced the highest monthly mean temperature on record, giving perfect conditions for our later ripening varieties. Grapes were harvested 3 weeks later than 2016, with ideal ripeness and flavour balance. Yield was 7 tonnes per hectare.

SITE SELECTION

A long north-west facing block with clay loam soils. The block has long produced wines with richer flavour and firm structure which is well suited to this clone of Merlot./p>