Beal & Co Merlot 2014

"This is Merlot, but not as you know it."

Australia, SA, Barossa Valley


"Callum Beal started making wine under his own label in 2013, starting with two Merlots from his family’s Lobethal vineyard. Having worked in the industry in South Australia since 2008 as assistant winemaker for some of SA’s best, Callum is now adding his own distinct style to the exciting region.


The Merlot vineyard is 448m above sea-level on shallow rocky soils.The vines are planted on steep slopes and are 25 years old. Neudorf Valley is typified by it’s warm days, cool afternoon breezes, and cold nights during the ripening season. These site conditions cause a protracted ripening period and aid in producing high quality fruit.


The focus for Beal & Co. is to make wines with purity, concentration, and style with an emphasis on site. This is Merlot, but not as you know it. Pretty spices, berry and dark stone fruits on the nose. On the pallet the aromas are met with darker berries and blue fruits. Savoury notes and lingering chalky tannins."


- Beal and Co.