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2017 Gartelmann 'Joey' Merlot

2017 Gartelmann 'Joey' Merlot

This wine has been named after Jan Gartelmann’s grandson Joey.

This cool climate vineyard on Cudgegong Road in Rylstone on pebbly alkaline clay-loam over limestone produces a good Merlot, helped by an alkaline pH of 7.5, similar to the Rhone Valley.
The cooler climate with the vineyard at 630m altitude results in a slow ripening season, adding to the complexity of the wine. Sloping reddish brown clay-loam mixed with sandstone and pebbles, provides good drainage and mineral input. 

Kept in 25% new French Oak puncheons, with the balance in 1-3 year old French puncheons and hogshead for 14 months. 

Maturation for 14 months has delivered a very full bodied wine with velvet tannins giving structure to a soft rounded palate. 

good cheese, a roast duckling, pork and roasted smoky BBQ’d anything.

Drink from 2019, great from 2021, or cellar until 2025+.

Light rain in Nov, 120mm mid December, 40mm late January, no rain in February but very wet mid March were followed by two weeks of completely dry weather until harvest. A Hard one, just saved at the end.

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