Penny’s Hill ‘Malpas Road’ Merlot 2020 (6 Bottles) McLaren Vale, Australia

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This red wine from McLaren Vale is grown on the black Bay of Biscay soils of Malpas Road Vineyard, Penny’s Hill Merlot is a wine of great subtlety, fine tannin structure, and a rich, smooth, dark fruit palate.



About Penny’s Hill Wines

It all begins in the vineyard.

Penny’s Hill was founded in 1988 on the rolling foothills east of McLaren Vale. The 32 ha (80 acre) grazing property, a prized piedmont position with commanding views over the waters of Gulf St. Vincent, promised all the elements for a great vineyard.

Named Penny’s Hill Vineyard after the hill at the base of which it is sited, the property was planted to vines in 1991 to a unique narrow-row configuration to maximise vineyard productivity and grape and wine quality.

Further vineyard acquisition followed. In 1993, the newly-planted Malpas Road property was purchased, followed in 1996 by an adjacent highly prized hay-producing paddock that was planted to vines and named Goss Corner.

In 1998, the original Goss family homestead, ‘Ingleburne’ was added to the Malpas and Goss properties to reconnect what had originally been one entire holding.

Now ownership and management of the business has passed from founder Tony Parkinson to his good friend and fellow South Australian winemaker Warren Randall, joining the Randall Wine Group.

At Penny’s Hill, we are committed to growing outstanding fruit across our vineyard sites to deliver the finest wines possible.

Our Penny’s Hill wines reflect the site upon which the vines are planted. Winemaker, Alexia Roberts, works closely with our viticulturist to maximise fruit quality and vine health.

Our team spends a lot of time in the vineyards; walking, observing and tasting fruit to ensure optimum flavour, balance and ripeness at harvest time.

Each fruit parcel is harvested separately, in small batches individually nurtured throughout the entire winemaking process.

Close proximity of our vineyards to the winery ensures we are able to select and hand-pick particular parcels of fruit for our “small batch” approach to winemaking, allowing for more options at final blending.

At each step of the winemaking process our wines are gently guided to bring out ultimate balance of texture, complexity and interest.

We find that our Malpas Road and Goss Corner vineyards, grown on black Bay of Biscay clay, produce wines that are rich and luscious with a soft, round finish.

The Penny’s Hill vineyard, on sandy loam over clay, produces wines with a perfumed bouquet and a high level of fruit intensity and fine tannin structure.

All red wines matured in the finest French oak barrels, are barrel-selected prior to blending.

Optimum quality vineyards located in the nearby Adelaide Hills allow Alexia Roberts to craft fresh, vibrant, balanced white wines of aromatic intensity and regional expression.

Penny’s Hill are proud members of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, a sustainability program which minimises environmental impacts and encourages best viticultural practices.


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