2017 The Village Botanist Merlot
Grown In Langhorne Creek, South Australia This Wine Shows Bright Fruit Characters Of Cherry And Raspberry, With Soft
Gentle Tannins. The Wine Has A Delicious Texture That Finishes With A Hint Of Earth Typical Of The Region, And While Merlot
Has Often Been Used For Blending This Wine Reminds Me Of Some Of The Best Pinot’s I’ve Tasted, An Elegant Example Of
Merlot As A Varietal. Picked During March 2017 The Bunches Were De-stemmed And Crushed To Allow Fermentation On
Skins For Around Seven Days, Following Pressing The Wine Was Steeped In A Small Amount Of Cabernet Sauvignon Skins For
Around Four Days To Build Complexity And Palate Weight, While Still Remaining True To Merlot Style.
Colour: Bright Red With Purple Hues.
Aroma: Aromas Of Cherry, Raspberry And Red Fruits Finishing With Hints Of Earth.
Palate: Medium In Weight With A Silky Texture And Soft Gentle Tannins, Flavours Of Ripe Berries Show
Through Towards An Earthy Finish.
Food Matching: This Wine Suits Many Foods From Cheese Plates To Family Dinner Or Friday Night Takeaways.
Any Other Information (Awards, Reviews, Etc.):
Wine - Awarded Bronze Medal At The 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Winemaker - Young Gun Of Wine Top 12 Finalist - Year 2017
Young Gun Of Wine Top 12 Finalist - Year 2013
Winery Experience [96189+1]
The Village Botanist Range Of Wines Is A Celebration Of The Pull To Make Artisan Wine. Crafted By
Vanessa Altmann Former Head Winemaker At Temple Bruer Wines And Twice National Young Gun Of
Wine Finalist. The Progressive Winemaker Has Made Wine For Sixteen Years Throughout The Regions Of
The Adelaide Hills, Barossa And Langhorne Creek.
With A Focus On Sustainable And Organic Winemaking, Vanessa Began Fermenting Small Batch Wines
Under The Label Switch Wine During 2010. The Village Botanist Range Is An Extension Of This
Winemaking Philosophy And Style.
During Vintage You’ll Find Us With Buckets At The Ready, Thrown Towards Friends And Enjoying Long
Picnic Lunches Amongst The Vines. We Seek Organically Grown Parcels Of Fruit And Working Closely With
Growers And Friends Is All Part Of How We Like To Make Wine. We Live By The Ethos That Outstanding
Wines Come Not Only From Great Vineyards, But From People Who Love What They Do.
These Are Small Batch Wines, Sometimes Made In Quantities As Limited As 100 Cases. We Get That
Buying From Small Independent Makers Can Be Tricky. There’s The Perils Of Online Stores And Forms, Or
Actually Being Organised Enough To Get The Wine Shop - Our Aim Is To Offer These Wines In A Different
Way Direct From The Winemaker To The Wine Drinker, It’s That Easy.
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