Saltbush Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

Description:

In the not so distant past inland Australia once shimmered in the scorching midday sun. Vast tracts of land were covered with a sea of grey-green foliage from the many types of saltbush plants. Saltbush derives its name from the salt that the plant retains in its leaves. Much of that land is now cleared for agricultural and horticulture including vineyards.

The beauty of saltbush is that the plant is incredibly salt tolerant. They live for years and survive through all seasons throughout the year and it doesn't matter whether you get 50 points of rain in January or July, they will thrive.

Herds of wild herbivores would move into a stand of saltbush and defoliate the plants as they consumed the leaves, then they moved on. In more recent times saltbush sustained the herds of introduced cattle and sheep in particular. The sheep has become an Australian icon and indeed the country, for a time, rode on the sheep’s back. Images spring to mind of Australia’s historic pastoral characters such as “Saltbush Bill” come into mind and the legend of Sir Sydney Kidman.

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Saltbush Merlot 2019 (12 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0065-2482459 Quantity: 1
Nationwide Delivery

29/03/2020 11.20 AM AEDT

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$2.84
per Bottle

$34 per package

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Wine Summary Image

In the not so distant past inland Australia once shimmered in the scorching midday sun. Vast tracts of land were covered with a sea of grey-green foliage from the many types of saltbush plants. Saltbush derives its name from the salt that the plant retains in its leaves. Much of that land is now cleared for agricultural and horticulture including vineyards.

The beauty of saltbush is that the plant is incredibly salt tolerant. They live for years and survive through all seasons throughout the year and it doesn't matter whether you get 50 points of rain in January or July, they will thrive.

Herds of wild herbivores would move into a stand of saltbush and defoliate the plants as they consumed the leaves, then they moved on. In more recent times saltbush sustained the herds of introduced cattle and sheep in particular. The sheep has become an Australian icon and indeed the country, for a time, rode on the sheep’s back. Images spring to mind of Australia’s historic pastoral characters such as “Saltbush Bill” come into mind and the legend of Sir Sydney Kidman.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Notes Image

Saltbush Estate Merlot is deep red in colour with crimson rim. Rich, generous palate shows red cherries, plums and nutmeg spice. This wine has round and soft velvety tannins, ripe red fruits and good length. Merlot pairs well with Grilled Tuna, Charcuterie, Pizza, Tomato Basil Pasta and Lamb Tagine.

Other Information

  • 2019 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
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