Tread Softly Merlot (6pk)
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Grape Variety: Merlot
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment. Tread Softly is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and so commits to planting an Australian Native tree for every 6 bottles sold.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the cool of the morning to avoid the warmer temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing prior to a regular fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is aerated and temp controlled for an even ferment and then spends 3 months settling in tank prior to bottling and an early release.
2022 Vintage: A La Nina season brought much welcomed rain over the winter months and continued in providing a mild spring and summer. The cooler than average weather during harvest resulted in a longer ripening period which facilitated fragrant and elegant fruits in red wines and a seamless acid and tannin balance.
Tasting Note: This lighter bodied Merlot shows real restraint yet is packed with vibrant red berry fruits. Elegant aromatics are nicely rounded with plush fruit and soft tannins making this a genuine crowd pleaser. Pair it with a cheese platter.