An earthy smooth medium bodied wine made from Merlot and Montepulciano. Great for food pairing with dark cherries and fine tannins.
- Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
- Region: Gisborne
- Variety: Merlot 89%, Montepulciano 11%
- Harvest Date: March/April 2019
- Bottling Date: May 2020
- Release Date: April 2021
Grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. After primary ferment the wines underwent full malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Merlot was was harvested in excellent condition from a Hamish Jackson’s Patutahi vineyard in Brunton Road. Montepulciano was harvest with good ripeness from Tim Egan’s vineyard near Makaraka, Gisborne.
- Alcohol: 12.6%
- Residual Sugar: <2.0
- Total Acidity: 6.0
- ph: 3.56
- Cellaring: 3+ years