Dowie Doole Estate Merlot 2017
17,95 €(1 l = 23,93 €)
Alles, was man an Merlot liebt und schätzt, in einer Flasche: üppige schwarze Früchte (Pflaume, Zwetschge, etwas Vanille) und weiche kuschelige Tannine, fein untermalt von einem Hauch würzigen Kaffees. Er ist sofort zugänglich: runde Aromen, weiche Tannine, großzügiger Abgang. Leicht gereift (ca.2022) auch sehr fein.
Flaschengröße (Liter): 0,75
Weingut: Dowie Doole
Region: Australien, McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Cali Road Vineyard, Tatachilla and Tintookie Vineyard , Blewitt Springs
Rebsorten: 100% Merlot
Barrique: Matured for 18 months in 40% French oak & 60% American oak hogsheads, with 20% being new.
Alkohol % vol.: 14
Säure g/l: 6,65
Restzucker g/l: 2,4
Schwefel mg/l frei(total): 38(126)
Haltbarkeit: am besten bis 2027
Allergene: Enthält Sulfite
Abfüller: Dowie Doole, Bayliss Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171, Australia
Einführer: Apell Weine, Martin Apell, Ahnatalstrasse 114 A, 34128 Kassel, Deutschland
Verantwortlicher Lebensmittelunternehmer: Apell Weine, Martin Apell, Ahnatalstrasse 114 A, 34128 Kassel, Deutschland
Colour: Medium/dark red with a brilliant crimson/purple hue.
Nose: Bright red and blue fruit; raspberries, blueberries and plum. Hints of clove and cinnamon stick linger in the background. Subtle hints of oak; cedar, pencil shavings, further lift the fruit and spice mix.
Palate: The bright red fruits flow onto the palate giving the wine a juicy mouthfeel. The tannins are soft and balanced allowing the wines fruit to shine through, while still giving the wine structure and length. This balance of fruit, oak and tannin allow this wine to be enjoyed now or into the future.
Yes. Matured for 18 months in 40% French oak & 60% American oak hogsheads, with 20% being new.
McLaren Vale’s warm days and cool nights allow Merlot to reach optimum ripeness, creating a smooth, mouth-filling wine with rich berry and plum flavours.
Fruit for the Dowie Doole Merlot is sourced from the cooler, sandy slopes of our Tintookie Vineyard and the loamy soils of the California Road vineyard. The combination of fruit from these two distinctively different vineyard sites brings savouriness and richness, with fine tannins complementing the classic Merlot aromas and flavours.
Separate 5 tonne parcels of fruit were picked at approximately 14 Baumé, crushed and cold soaked for 2 days. Each individual parcel was then fermented for a period of 8-15 days depending on the requirements of each particular parcel. When dry, some parcels were left to soak for 48 hours post fermentation maceration to increase the tannin integration. Each parcel was then pressed to barrel to complete malolactic fermentation. Each barrel was racked and returned three times and topped regularly over the next 18 months. At final blending, we conducted a barrel selection to select the best barrels to make the DOWIE DOOLE Estate Merlot.
High spring rainfall, followed by a cool start to the growing season meant that fruit ripeness occurred later than usual at lower Baume. This is particularly suited to Merlot, which excels in cooler, later ripening vintages. The resulting wine is full or lush fruit, but maintains an elegant structure.
The winemaker´s favourite recipe for this wine:
Pizza with Prosciutto, Rocket & Parmesan. Tea Smoked Duck.
Our Fave: Trüffelpizza!