“….. the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 George 7 gives up notes of prunes, baked blackberries and dried mulberries with touches of hoisin and licorice. Full and voluptuously fruited, with a plush frame, it has just enough freshness and a spicy finish.”
89-91 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, April 2019
Grape Variety: Merlot
Soil: Clay on limestone plateau
Age of Vines: 35 years
Vine Density: 5000 per hectare
Harvest: 9th October 2018 by hand. Selective sorting according to grape maturity using both optical machine and manual sorting.
Fermentation: In 500 litre French oak barrels and stainless steel thermo-regulated vats. Cool maceration for 3 days in the barrels before fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation at 28°C, post-fermentation maceration for 12 days.
Ageing: Matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for 14-18 months. 30% new and 70% 1-year old oak barrels.
Alcohol Volume: 14.5% abv
Drinking Window: 2020-2030
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