Patina Merlot – 750ML
Patina is a family-owned estate nestled in the rich volcanic slopes of Mt Canobolas near Orange, New South Wales. Owner and winemaker, Gerald Naef, blends science and technology with age-old tradition to create complex flavours forged by the elements of nature. His Patina Wine represents the complexity and elegance of cool climate wine defined by nature and his personal signature.
Winemaker: Gerald Naef
Grape Variety: Merlot
Vineyard Region: Orange NSW
Colour: Purple with hints of brick red.
Palate: Firm tannin from start to finish complements the fruit in this wine and ensures it will be a great accompaniment with food.
Merlot is renowned amongst viticulturists to be a difficult variety. It often grows irregularly and suffers from a condition known as “hen and chicken” where some berries form with seeds and some don’t (developing both small and large grapes). Merlot is very happy in Orange, it grows well, sets fruit well with very little tendency to “hen and chicken” and produces wine with good colour and fruit intensity. Orange region Merlot tends to show good fruit, acid and tannin resulting in very inviting wine with finesse and complexity rarely seen in this variety.
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