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Origins Series Merlot 2022

Brown Brothers

Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

The rolling hills of Right Bank Bordeaux, blooming lavender fields and sprawling chateaux were the inspirations that led to Brown Brothers Origins Series Merlot. A fruit-forward wine that’s medium in body with lifted aromas of red berries, subtle liquorice and spice.

Tasting Notes

In the glass this wine shows bright purple hues and lifted aromas of red berries dried herbs and spices with hints of liquorice. These aromas follow through to the palate where the berry fruit flavours balance the soft tannins. It is a medium bodied, versatile wine that can be enjoyed now, or will reward cellaring for up to 4 years from vintage.

Food Pairings

Try it with a grilled venison steak served with a radish and lemon salad, or aged cheddar cheese and nut bread.

Following harvest, the fruit was crushed and soaked on skins for 2 days, then spent two weeks being fermented at 25°C, and finally matured for 8 months in French oak barrels, of which only 5% was new French oak. The balance was kept in tank to retain the dark berry fruit flavour. A range of vegan-friendly fining agents were added before being blended and bottled.

Vineyard RegionHeathcote
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 14%
Colour

In the glass, this wine shows bright purple hues.

Aroma

Lifted aromas of red berries, dried herbs, and spices with hints of liquorice.

Palate

These aromas follow through to the palate where the berry fruit flavours balance the soft tannins.

Peak Drinking

Peak drinking 2026

Growing Conditions

The grapes for this wine were sourced from our Heathcote vineyard in central Victoria. The fruit was machine harvested mid-March at baumé levels ranging from 13.5 to 14.0 for the most juicy dark berry fruit for this fruity medium-bodied red wine.