2010 The Potter’s Merlot
?SPECIAL LATE HARVEST
A wine dedicated to Samuel Hoffmann (1818-1900), a master potter, who settled on the Liebich property in 1848. Potter Hoffmann was one of the first German potters who emigrated to South Australia. He cleared an area between the current winery and the creek for farming and built a kiln nearby. Shards of his pottery can still be found in the yard today.
Vineyard: Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley
A premium single vineyard wine from 100% Merlot planted in 1989 by Ron Liebich. The 2010 vintage saw lower than average yield of 2 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing with no fining or filtration were employed for fuller flavour.
Taste Notes: Typical full-bodied Merlot this label is renowned for. Seductive?mulberry and pomegranate?flavours integrate with subtle oak tannins.?Silky smooth palate that is ready to drink now with lovely natural acidity to pair with rich dishes. A complex medium-bodied wine in our premium range that will reward cellaring for up to five years.
15.0% Alc Vol
Case: $270/12 bottles (save $30)
Previous Vintages:?1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008