2022 Little Frances Beechworth Merlot

Bold yet refined, this wine captures the joy of Merlot and will be the first bottle emptied on any shared table.

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Little Frances was established in 2012 by Aussie ex-pat Erin Frances Pooley, who crafts wines she loves to drink, focusing on purity and site expression.

The 2022 Beechworth Merlot is sourced from the renowned Serengale vineyard and is de-stemmed, fermented on skins for three weeks, and aged on lees in large French puncheons.

This Merlot boasts all the typical dark plums and berries you'd expect from the variety, but with quite floral aromatics, and a distinct savoury, earthy character which really adds a dimension.

Bold yet refined, this wine captures the joy of Merlot and will be the first bottle emptied on any shared table.

Merlot is a delightful grape and capturing that element of joy in the bottle is the focus for Little Frances. De-stemmed, not crushed and fermented on skins for almost 3 weeks. Pressed to large French puncheons and aged on lees.

A gentle tannin structure supports a dark plum and berry fruit profile.

Merlot is often underestimated. Believe me when I tell you, this wine will be the first one emptied on any shared table.

93 points - "Erin Pooley has a charter to make merlot sexy again, so she says, per se, so here’s another effort in that regard.

It’s one of the most meaty and gamey, savoury merlots going around. If you said Rhone syrah or similar you could be in the same place, sort of. It’s plush, like Aus merlot can be, with dried herbs, shiitake mushroom, sweet earthiness and of course lots of dark and sour plum characters involved. Delicious! Quite bold in its character, a fire place red in some respects but also feels cool and pure too. Lovely." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Little Frances

Little Frances was established in 2012 by Aussie ex-pat Erin Frances Pooley, who set out to make the wines she loves to drink from Californian grapes.

Enamoured with the nuance and intrigue of aged white wine (and missing Hunter Valley Semillon from home), Erin started Little Frances in 2012 with just 200 cases of Semillon from a high altitude vineyard in Northern California, farmed by the 3rd generation growers.

Her range has grown to include more whites, in the form of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon/Semillon blends and a terrific Merlot that we fell in love with. The wines are made with a soft touch - purity and site expression being the focuses of her approach.

Winemaker Erin Pooley - California, USA Little Frances

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