15.0 % vol
Matured in French oak barrel for 18 months
The 2019 vintage started out with the growing season being dry and it continued that way, with below average rainfall for all of the months. Budburst and early vine growth were delayed in September with below average minimum temperatures, but then caught up during October and November with warmer than average days. January and December resulted in above average maximum temperatures. With February closer to average maximums and below average minimum, it made for the ideal timing, and resulted in the perfect conditions for ripening the smaller crops. By the end of the second week in April we had finished harvest, which was one of the earliest on record.
Colour: Ruby red with bright hue.
Nose: Violets, raspberry, and touches of mulberry.
Palate: A fine and elegant structure with sweet mouth-filling berry fruits. Rich spicy notes to form a delicate structure.
The 2019 Lost Penny Lily Creek Merlot has an overall sweet, spiced nose and palate with an elegant structure and fills the mouth with delicate berry flavours. This wine will continue to grow and evolve over the years if not enjoyed in its young, youthful age.