Sublime Yarra fruit from the ’18 vintage.
2017 is the third release of our ‘Hugh’ Merlot. We are overwhelmingly pleased that this wine shows so vividly the Gruyere site we know so well.
Yarra Junction is our coolest site located in the far south eastern end of the Yarra Valley. Fine gravelly, silty soils, this wine is full of heady perfume, fine long tannins and a depth of fruit due to the longer growing season.
Unusually for an RS this was a blend of first and second pick. First pick went straight to concrete for ferment which is so vivid and riveting, blended with some second pick fermented in large oak, bringing a fine supple texture that veers from the highly recognisable RS style we know to a structural clarity that seems just a little more amplified than normal.