Merlot South Australia
Jacobs Creek are fashioned to be accessible immediately upon release, to drink splendidly with or without food and to represent a satisfying experience whatever the ocassion. A splendid wine with the soft, well rounded mid palate expected of good Merlot, fruit forward with lifted plum flavours, all supported by velvety tannin structure and satisfyingly savoury finish. A Merlot to match with cotoletta di vitello, manzo milanese or that succulent leg of roast garlic lamb.
Harvests of Merlot are collated from good vineyards, identified during regular inspections by the Jacobs Creek team, Grapes exhibiting concentration of flavour and soft, refined tannins are essential to the Jacob's Creek style. Parcels are treated to vinification in static fermenters for a week or more at temperatures between 18°C to 28°C. The inclusion of whole berries, gentle pumpovers and rack returns are applied throughout the course to liberate attractive berry flavours, vibrant colour and optimal tannins. Only those batches worthy of the Jacobs Creek moniker are assembled into the final wine, the aim being to construct a Merlot of distinctive varietal fruit character and soft tannin structure.
Ruby red, purple hues. Ripe confectionery plum, cherries and spiced red currant aromas, supported by subtle vanilla and cedar oak notes. A juicy, medium bodied palate offering rich dark cherry flavours, black forest fruit, suppley spiced plum and ripe sweet berriy characters. A sweet and savoury finish on a lingering, morello acidity, velvety tannins throughout.