Botanica Big Flower Merlot 2016


Grassy, aromatic and sensitively oaked, it’s a textured, savoury, well-balanced style with the structure to age. 93/100 Tim Atkin

The lovely deep garnet colour suggests a big wine and this 2016 Merlot from Botanica Wines delivers on expectation. It has concentrated bramble, dark chocolate, and mint notes on the nose. The palate is rich and fleshy with firm, grippy tannins and integrated soft acidity. Ginny Povall – Botanica Wines

In the vineyard

Situation: North-Northwest row orientation, high density vineyard blocks of 5,600 vines per hectare
Altitude: 200 m
Soil Type: Decomposed granite Age of vines: Planted in 2009 and 2010 Trellising: Vertical shoot positioning
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: Drip

In the Cellar

Malolactic fermentation: Yes
Wood ageing: 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels
Production: 9176 bottles

Alc = 14.5%
TA= 5.3g/l
RS =2.7g/l
pH= 3.52