Lightning Creek Merlot

Lightning Creek Merlot

There is a creek that borders the Kulara Family Estates vineyard. The creek is lined by old Australian red gum trees. Many years ago, lightning from a rain drenched electrical storm hit one of the trees that were thought to be over 100 years old.

The same tree lay by the creek for many years as a reminder of that fateful stormy evening until one day it was cut up and stockpiled to be used as firewood for outdoor camps, alongside the Lightning Creek bed.

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13.5%

REGION/S

South Eastern Australia

GRAPE VARIETIES

Merlot (100%)

COLOUR

Dark crimson red with purple hue

BOUQUET

Ripe red lifted fruits, plums, black cherries and toasty oak

PALATE

Upfront red plum and cherry, well balanced palate, integrating toasty vanilla oak, soft round tannins that tie into this mild palate weight

CELLARING

Can be enjoyed upon release

FOOD MATCH

Ideal served with lamb, char-grilled salmon, roast poultry, pasta with meat sauce, steak and kidney and soft chesses

AWARDS

Gold Medal - 2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Double Gold Medal - 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Bronze Medal - 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Lightning Creek Medal

Previous Awards: Commended, 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards