The Conductor Merlot 2017 Philip Shaw
The Conductor is a beautifully succulent and savoury merlot. On the nose there is ripe plum and red currant, with fleshy red berry fruits on the palate as well as notes of mushroom and dried herbs. It is a medium bodied wine with fine, savoury tannins, giving structure and length.
The fruit was harvested in March, then hand sorted to remove any damaged berries and leaves. Grapes were then transferred into fermenters, where fermentation kicked off after 3 days and remained there for another 22 days. The aim was to remove as much colour and flavour from the skins and balance this with fine tannins. The wine was then separated from the skins at pressing and transferred to barrel for ageing.
Pork, Casserole, BBQ
Orange, New South Wales, Australia