Chapman Grove Reserve Merlot 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
Bronze - Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Bronze - Royal Perth Wine Show (2005 Vintage)
Bronze - Margaret River Wine Show (2005 Vintage)
Bronze - Shanghai Wine Show (2005 Vintage)
Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.
Bronze - Halliday Australian Wine Companion "An attractive plump and plummy wine with cassis, currants and a dusty-warm earth aroma throughout. Tart and tangy with a slight green edge across the palate with grippy tannins."
The Winemaker “This our very first straight Merlot produced from our vineyard. Dark red cherry colour with perfumes and hints of forest floor on the nose. The palate delivers a rich broad flavour of red and black fruits, with a tannin structure that will ensure this wine will age well.”
Chapman Grove Wines is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.
Chapman Grove focuses on producing exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region. The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.
Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of it's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.
Merlot is a red wine grape variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the second most-planted red wine grape variety in the world, after Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is extremely popular in northern Italy, the United States. Chile has built its reputation mainly on its Merlot-based cuvées. Merlot's flavour profile includes plum and black cherry. Often described as producing smooth, rounded and "easy drinking" wines. Merlot is often used to great effect in blends, and is known in his capacity to make some of the most famous wines in the world.