2019 Lucy M. Merlot

Adelaide Hills, SA

Super-slurpable Merlot from the Basket Range.


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About The Wine

This is Anton Van Klopper's robust and characterful wine made from Merlot.

It's the kind of wine that Anton would like to see on more tables. A wine that he thinks is perfect for tables where "discussions of life, love and beauty evolve". The fruit spent 10 days on skins, without stems, in an old barrel.

It's ferrous and more-ish, full of jubey characters and as unpretentious as they come. A great introduction to the house style of Lucy M.

About Lucy M.

Anton Van Klopper is one of the frontline warriors of the Australian natural wine movement.

His colourful and idiosyncratic range attracts plenty of attention for its unique vibe and feel. These wines are made with no additions of any kind - they are raw, rugged and righteous.

Check out this perception altering range.

They will open up a new world for you, no doubt about it.

The Godfather of natural wine in Aus, Anton Van Klopper
The Godfather of natural wine in Aus, Anton Van Klopper
Adelaide Hills, SA
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From The Producer

The Farm:

Magpie Springs: Merlot Magpie Springsin the Hope Valley. It hassand soil and is at the top of a hill near the ocean with strong ocean winds sometimes. The vines are 25 years old and VSP trained and spur pruned

How the wine was made: 100% destemmed,saignéed and fermented in open topped wooden barred. After 10 days. On skins with occasional plunging its pressed to 500L barrels. The wine is make of the free run component only.

Notes: 11.5% alcohol and is a monster. Dark red intense colour liftsto a chocolate, liquorsspice and bold plum nose. A full velvety voluptuous pallet where the richness of the wine is balances by its briery tannins.

Blend : Merlot (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Plums and mint, tea trees - the smells of Aussie bushland - wild and untamed. Crunchy cranberry flavour. Refreshing red which sloshes through the mouth with great shape. Firm tannins which tug nicely. Really charming. Cool style. Merlot with attitude. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Have shared about 8 bottles of this

I’m not sure why this Lucy M variation is always STILL quite easy to come across when most all of their other bottles have been sold. Maybe Aussies are put off by a straight Merlot but this household loves it. Nabbed a few more last order too. We let it breath for a bit then dive in. Have found it nice chilled OR at room temp with a steak and mushroom sauce. Nuanced...this wine makes me try and work out the different flavours (as all of Lucy M’s wines make me do)

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