VINTAGE: Great winter rainfall during 2020 ensured the vines were off to a fantastic start
for the 2021 vintage. The weather during flowering was mild and not too windy, which lead
to great fruit set. There was a major rain event in February, but the dry weather following
this ensured disease didn’t become a problem. The weather stayed mild and dry throughout
harvest, the yields were higher than the past few years and the quality was fantastic.
STORY: This wine is called Stage Left Merlot as the variety has never been centre stage in
the vineyard theatre of McLaren Vale. We think that it should be enjoyed for its unique
interpretation of this beloved Bordeaux variety.
NOSE: The nose offers smokey dark fruits, sour cherries and raspberries along with liquorice
PALATE: The palate is smooth and rounded with black cherries and plums. Behind the rich
raspberry compote are earthy notes of cocoa, white pepper and cardamom.
CELLARING: Drink now to 2027