Quote: “When we started on our wine journey from humble origins in 1997, we have always held the view that our intention was to produce a range of unique wines of excellence and, above all, to have fun doing it. As custodians of such an ancient craft, a balanced, holistic, creative and respectful approach reflects harmony and character in our wines.” Catherine Marshall.
To create a complex, mouth filling wine from ripened clusters with purple fruit opulence and restrained tannin structure in cool climate conditions. Optimal vine ripeness and canopy management are key to producing seamless Merlot that is perfectly
suited to the Elgin Valley.
Vines grown on deep Tukulu soils (a mixture of sandstone, gravels and clay) on a drought resistant rootstock, as Merlot is particularly heat sensitive, are trellised on a 5- wire fence system facing east. French clone 348 best suits this
relatively warm site as it produces wines of elegance, bright purple fruit and purity.