Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape It is vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.
*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Yountville and a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. Aged for 20 months in a combination of Allier and Troncais barrels (100% new).
Lourens River Valley is Morgenster’s second wine, made (like the Grand Vin) with French consultant, Pierre Lurton. This is a very fine, Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominated red with smooth, nuanced tannins, notes of cut grass and graphite and stylish oak. 93pts Tim Atkin, MW