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Grape/Varietal : Merlot Color : Red
Origin : Adelaide Hills Bottle Size : 750 ml
Region : Australia ABV : 13.3%
Vintage : 2021 Natural Factor: No Added Sulphur


Wine Insight

Travis Tausend’s vines grow at the very Southern tip of the Adelaide Hills in a small community called Hope Forest. The original carers and traditional owners of this land are the Perimangk people. The soils here are varied but the vines put their roots into mostly clay, sand and ironstone based soils. The vineyard is planted on several slopes but mostly make use of a North-East aspect with exception to the merlot which faces the North-West.

Being in a raised valley that is cooled by two winds, the hot days experienced by the regions surrounding are mitigated by the Southern ocean wind and the gulf breeze, making the micro climate one of the coolest in the Adelaide Hills. Because of this beautiful flow of air, there are pockets of noble rot in the vineyard that Travis uses to add another layer to his riesling and sauvignon blanc.

Travis Tausend wines contain no added sulphites at any stage.

Merlot from Minko vineyard, Mount Compass. 2021 Sitting in a tree is richer than previous vintages that Travis has ever made. A long and cool ripening period allowed the fruit to hang out on the vines for a while longer without the acid dropping away. After being handpicked, the grapes were destemmed into large fermenters and covered with direct pressed juice to start a semi carbonic fermentation.

This is a wonderful full flavoured Merlot with such balanced acidity that keeps it medium-bodied and fresh. Structured with delicate tannins from its time on skins.

Pairs Well With:
Spicy Calabrian Salami Pizza

Sounds Like:
Cosmic Captain - Underneath the Sunflower