The Butera family’s property in the cool maritime region of South Gippsland was established on the western bank of the Bass River in 1983. The first vines were planted on their House Block, shortly after the close by but distinctly different River Block was planted too. Bass River produces Single Vineyard wines expressing variety, region and season. Viticulture is looked after by Pasquale “Pat” Butera, while son Frank takes the lead in the winery.
A wonderfully fragrant Merlot that has a bit of tannic backbone and a good core of cherry, plum and red currants. If you could find Merlot like this more often you’d drink a lot more Merlot!