Fitz Sudden Inversion Meritage
The Meritage – a blend of Merlot, Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon – was cold soaked for 5 days with 10% being whole bunch. Each varietal was fermented separately in stainless steel then all lots were blended before barrelling down to French oak for 14 months aging. A natural, wild malolactic fermentation occurred in spring which was followed by further aging to add complexity and depth.
Aromas of dark berries & chocolate, with hints of mint, anise and leather with a toasty edge. The palate is full, showing blackberry, blueberry and dark plum. Dense layers of fruit and texture with smooth velvety tannins. Moderate weight and length.
67% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Unfined & unfiltered.