Post House Wines (Post House Red Mercury 2018) are perhaps the darkest coloured wine to be found anywhere. The objective is to interfere as little as possible in the creation of the wine making process. We use traditional wine making methods including natural yeast fermentation, basket pressing and no fining or filtering.
The reality is that the Post House farm was originally viewed as a marginal farm in the perspective of its potential as an agricultural unit. It is only when producing wine from the grapes as opposed to selling the grapes, that the marginal aspect of the fertility of the soil has become a positive. The marginal aspect results in vines that are more in balance, without being excessively vigorous and the associated drawbacks of high yields and shaded fruit. Excessive canopy shade causes a decrease in bud fertility, sugar concentration, color density, flavor and tartaric acid while it increases potassium concentration, pH and malic acid. A balanced vine results in a good balance between alcohol and acidity and this is what we strive for in the vineyard.
The name Red Mercury refers to a major Roman god, Mercury. He is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, travellers, eloquence, luck and trickery. This stamp was printed in 1856 and is the rarest Austrian newspaper postage stamp. A few copies have a rare stamp value of $40 000.
Post House Red Mercury 2018 is a dark red wine with a nose of mulberries, red currant blackberry, cinnamon and with a hint of white pepper and aniseed. An aromatic spicy blend with supple, soft tannins. Enjoy now or keep up to 4 years.