Jock McPherson Cabernet Merlot 2019

McPherson Family Series
Jock McPherson Cabernet Merlot 2019
A jack of all trades, Jock McPherson had a wild and varied career as a writer, soldier, fisherman, publisher and PR man. His passion however, was wine making. He planted his first vineyard in 1968, eventually passing it on to his only son Andrew.
McPherson Family Series
Jock McPherson Cabernet Merlot 2019
Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet 45% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2020 - 2026
Viticulturist Notes
The grapes for this Cabernet Merlot were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character. Modern wine making techniques were employed throughout, all of which help to create the signature McPherson style. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. Softer tannins are also a result of this process, an important feature of the McPherson Cabernet Merlot style. Oak for this wine was predominately French oak and this wine was aged on oak for approximately 6 months, giving the wine a noticeable, but not excessive oak influence.
Wine Harvest Notes
It’s a wrap for another season and once again Mother Nature has dished us out a few challenges! Due to an extremely hot January vintage began a week or two later than normal, and once we got picking whites and reds rolled in at a cracking pace. White yields were lower than anticipated whilst reds were on par with previous years. Overall it was another great vintage with bright and fresh whites and beautifully coloured, rich reds.
Food Recommendations
A classic partner for grilled rib eye served with a pepper sauce. McPherson Cabernet Merlot also pairs well with rich tomato based pasta dishes.

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