St Anne’s Winery are based in the Perricoota wine region on the Murray River. I recently learnt that they let sheep roam in specific vineyard blocks for a more organic approach to vineyard management. By doing this the sheep help to reduce the weed load and the need for sprays. How baa-rilliant is that 😉
Earlier in the year St Anne’s sent me a number of wines from their range to try (see my St Anne’s Winery tasting notes here) and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the brand a bit better.
This 2017 Merlot is $22 and 13.5% abv. It is a medium-bodied style Merlot which is best enjoyed in it’s youth rather than fading away in a cellar.
Mr Spittoon and I recently enjoyed it with a roast chicken dinner, and boy did it go down a treat. Because it’s a lighter style red wine, it matched the chicken and roast veggies that were smothered in gravy so well.
Here were our notes on the wine:
It’s a pretty red-purple shade in the glass. On the nose it’s full of cherries, blueberries, bark and it has an intoxicating smoothness to it. It made Mr Spittoon think of Vegemite when he gave it a whiff. In the mouth that smoothness flows through with a touch of tannins. It has a fruity black currant flavour to it with a lick of vanilla and a slightly acidic, yet refreshing back end.
This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy.