Merlot, Brookman, 2005

  Clarendon Hills

Merlot, Brookman

Contains Sulphites.

About Clarendon Hills

The dynamic Roman Bratasiuk runs one of the most quality-conscious Estates in South Australia. His love of the defined and complex wines of France’s best winemakers is mirrored in the balance and sophistication of the wines he produces. Everything is hand picked and yields are low, resulting in some remarkably concentrated wines that combine power and complexity. From Old Vines Grenache to Single Vineyard Chardonnay, the wines are as diverse as they are exciting.

Appellation: South Australia

The most productive wine region in Australia, with just under 50% of all grapes grown, grown here. It includes the regions of Barossa, Mclaren Vale, Connawarra and the Clare Valley.

Grape Type: Merlot

The supple, alluring plummy characteristics of Merlot have made it hugely popular the world over. It is often blended with the more structured Cabernet Sauvignon, though on its own there are some very serious, long-lived examples in Pomerol and Saint Emilion, where it is planted on both cool clay and hotter gravely soils. It is grown more extensively throughout France and the rest of the world to produce soft, approachable, uncomplicated wines, namely in the Languedoc, Chile, California, Italy and Australia.