Our Merlot is sourced from the ‘Terry’ block of the Parker Coonawarra Estate ‘Abbey’ vineyard. This small 1.5 hectare sub-section was planted in 1985 and continues to produce fruit with intensity of flavour and strong regional character.
Terra Rossa Merlot is made in limited quantities, and only in those vintages deemed to be outstanding. The terra rossa over limestone soil base of our ‘Abbey’ vineyard consistently produces low yielding vines which result in fruit with piercing flavours and considerable depth.
2014 TERRA ROSSA MERLOT REVIEWS
92 POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
Heightened acidity but the flavours are solid. Blackberry, briar, earth and loganberry, with rugged tannin pulling it all out through the finish. It's a muscular wine; robust
94 POINTS - TONY KEYS
Smart wine, though I thought the previous release had more to offer. Anyhow, let’s not worry about what has gone but what is here. What this merlot has is character. It’s nervy to start, dancing around the front of the palate, making the drinker not sure what direction it’s going before racing off to settle in the middle with sweetness and harmony that is very pleasing. It then coasts to the finish leaving a hint of savoury. 94 points and worth $34