2017 Nora Creina Merlot
Nora Creina is an endearing beachside Hamlet, near the village of Robe South Australia, that faces out to the weather patterns of the Great Southern Ocean. Nora Creina is named after a sailing ship that, under Captain Lowe's care, shipwrecked there in 1859. The Great Southern Ocean directly influences the maritime climate of the Limestone Coast wine regions, providing cooling night time breezes during summer that help to create vibrancy and fine tannins in Limestone Coast wines.
Limestone Coast's Wine Zone encompasses the regions of Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Mt Benson, Robe & Mt Gambier. The region's climate shares a similar range in terms of warm summers, cool winters, and during growing season hot days and moderately cool nights. The region is relatively large as a collective growing area, so climate does have a broad range of effects.