Liquor Style: Red wine
Current Vintage: 2015
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Vineyard Region: Adelaide Hills
About The Lane Vineyard's Block series: The Lane Vineyard Block Series show true varietal character and the influence of the terroir of The Lane Vineyard.
Block numbers indicate the patch within the vineyard where the fruit is grown, as do the "Google Earth" coordinates on each label. Minimum intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to do the talking.
The Block Series are stylish, fresh, fruit driven wines with a true sense of place.
Vinification and Maturation: Despite its prime location at the entrance to The Lane, this is actually the site with the lowest readily available water.
This keeps our merlot on a strict diet, so when coupled with extensive bunch thinning at veraision, only the finest fruit makes it to harvest day.
Result – one very smart, elegant, supple wine that celebrates all that we love in Merlot, but in a highly refined manner.
Colour: Brilliant ruby red
Aroma: Vibrant satsuma plum, mulberry, fine spice
Palate: Soft and juicy Morello cherries, Provençale herbs
and velvety fine tannins
Soil: Ancient soils, mostly gravel with limestone/calcium silicates and ferrous pebbles spread throughout.