Below & Above Merlot

$35.00 A BOTTLE

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WINEMAKING NOTES

Located in the sub-region of Eastbrook, Thella Estate was identified early by Western Australian viticulture pioneers as one of the best patches of dirt in the state for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir due to a complex and specific interaction of environmental conditions including: relatively cool climate; deep red, loamy, gravel soil; high rainfall and altitude (250 metres above sea level). Thella Estate vines have supplied some of the state’s finest labels since the 1990s and its ‘Hill Block’ Chardonnay has a reputation for producing exceptional quality fruit. The estate has produced wine as Below & Above since 2013, under the direction of renowned Western Australian contract winemaker, Bruce Dukes.

FOOD PAIRING

Delicious with all things Italian, pizza, meatballs and pasta! Also great with most meats just add a hint of rosemary, thyme or oregano!

TASTING NOTES

Dark red/black. High flavour and softness with structural integrity. An open and accessible wine brimming with cherry fruit, chocolate limned with mocha-tinged oak and earth notes. A medium bodied wine, firm tannins and tight oak create a smooth mouth texture and good length.