Wild & Wilder, 'The Exhibitionist' Merlot 2019, South Australia

Wild & Wilder, 'The Exhibitionist' Merlot 2019, South Australia

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High ABV 11.5+ , Vegan , Vegetarian ,
14.0% Vol
Jammy, Fruity, Velvety
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Producer Profile

Wild & Wilder is all about good clean fun. Working hand in hand with their merry (in a good season) band of growers, they craft wines of supreme quality but don’t take it all too seriously.


Great fruit, grown by great people and made with a lot of love by people that know that wine is all about the good times, delicious food and creating great memories. Founded by Giles Cooke MW & Fergal Tynan MW, who also make the Thistledown wines, the mundane is just not in their DNA. Being involved in every stage of the winemaking process from bud burst to bottle means that every bottle from Wild & Wilder is an experience you’ll want to try again.


Viticulture

Good wine making always starts in the vineyard and all of the fruit is carefully grown and selected.


Winemaking

Precise varietal expression and balance are what we seek to achieve and so picking time is of utmost importance. Picked just as flavours are approaching their peak rather than let them get over-ripe. Whole berries are retained in the ferment for vibrancy and pressing is relatively early to avoid astringent tannins.


Oak Treatment

Type: French

% wine oaked: 100


Tasting Note

Once in a while you meet someone larger than life itself. Someone who has no fear and is not afraid to let you know just how great they think they are. Someone that, really deep down and against your better judgement, you can’t help but admire. You’re dealing with The Exhibitionist. The Exhibitionist is full of rich plum and damson fruit on the nose. Oak used is unobtrusive on the palate which is dominated by rich red berry flavours while also presenting subtle earthy nuances. The wine is elegant and silky with a long finish.

Lovely oak and fabulously smooth from two years bottle ageing.

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