Zema Estate Sparkling Merlot was made from fruit which was harvested at its optimum maturity.
After maturing in French oak for 18 months, a specific selection of barrels was chosen to make this Sparkling Merlot. The base wine was secondary fermented using the Charmat method to achieve its fine bead and mousse. A small addition of Vintage port contributes to the roundness of the palate and accentuates the finish.
A fragrant nose of plum and blackberry with hints of mint. Fine mousse leads a round and velvety palate with juicy berry flavours and hints of fruit cake and a soft fine finish.
Whilst drinking refreshingly well now, this wine will develop further with cellaring.
Silver at the Limestone Coast Wine Show 2022