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Hollick Sparkling Merlot Scutella Wines

Hollick Sparkling Merlot 2020 Vintage

Coonawarra, South Australia
Vegan Wine ✓

This wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes from the Hollick Coonawarra vineyard. Made by Hollick since 1992, it continues its reputation as a wine for every celebratory occasion.

The 2020 vintage in Coonawarra can be characterised by small quantities of high quality fruit. Yields were significantly lower due to cool conditions affecting flowering and fruit set. However, the fruit harvested was of exceptional quality. Small berries provided high skin to juice ratio resulting in red wines with great fruit concentration and soft, velvety tannins.

The fruit for the 2020 Sparkling Merlot was picked, crushed and then fermented on skins for eight days in stainless steel tanks. The secondary yeast fermentation which changes the wine from still to sparkling, has produced a fine persistent bead, which is fresh and fruity. A small addition of vintage port at dosage rounds out a velvety, lingering finish.


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Wine Description

The Hollick Sparkling Merlot is a twist on Australia’s unique sparkling red wine category, which tends to be dominated by Shiraz. Utilising this classic grape from its Coonawarra vineyards in a new way has made it evident that Merlot lends itself ideally to wines of this style. Intense fruit flavours and soft structure carry through its secondary fermentation, creating a thoroughly appealing sparkling red wine. The base wine for the Hollick Sparkling Merlot is fermented as usual for dry red wine, and matured in two year-old French and American oak for eighteen months prior to re-fermentation. The resultant wine is liquered to a predetermined sweetness upon final packaging, and is recommended for further bottle maturation.

A vibrant cherry red

Red cherry, vanilla, cranberry, raspberries

Soft and luscious flavours of fresh cranberries, raspberries and yellow plums. Complimented by a lingering finish of raspberry and currant characters.

Growing Conditions
Various seasons


October 2020

Alcohol label %: 14 | pH: 3.5 | Acidity Tartaric (TA): 5.6g/l | Serving Temperature (°C): 12.0

Shipping & Delivery

Delivery is free for any orders over CHF 250, otherwise we charge a flat rate of CHF 14. There is also free pickup available from our store in Adliswil, Switzerland.

Please note that orders must be made in quantity intervals of 6 (e.g. 6, 12, 18…). This can comprise of any individual wines available in our store.

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