Creating the perfect Australian Merlot is no mean feat. This stunning wine, developed and hand crafted by Jeremy Muller and Stuart Watson is made from vines grafted, on Peccavi Estate in 2010, with the 181 clones used by the Premier Grand Crus in Bordeaux.
The Peccavi 'Estate' Merlot is handpicked and handmade on-site in small batches, with the finesse of old-world craftsmanship and new-world equipment. The grapes are then meticulously hand-plunged every six hours or softly pumped over before maturing in the finest French oak barrels for two years, to produce a Merlot in the style of the garargiste movement on the right bank of Bordeaux.
We believe we are the only producers making a merlot in this style, in Australia, and it ensures this wine is the pinnacle of Australian Merlot. Lisa Perroti-Brown of the Wine Advocate and Dr Gladstone, effective founder of Margaret River, note how this wine and the Peccavi 181 clones will change the region as they are considered as the best clones in the country.