2019 A.R.C. Wines Cabernet Merlot
A.R.C. stands for "a random collection".
All notes are from James and Jessica, the beautiful couple behind the wines...
Our 2019 Cabernet Merlot is an even blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (Karina Vineyard planted in 1984 on white clay) and Merlot (Marinda Park Vineyard Planted 2001 on a southern slope on heavy sedimentary sand). Both portions were picked on the same day with 50% de-stemmed and 50% kept as whole bunches for a carbonic maceration. These grapes fermented in tank for 12 days with no plunging or pumping. Once pressed and blended they were moved to four old hogsheads. Here it aged on lees for 6 months. Bottled unfiltered and un-fined with 20 parts of SO2 added in the week leading up to bottling.