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lock stock 13Tasting Notes

Merlot 71%, Malbec 11%, Cabernet franc 7%, Carmenere 5%, Syrah 3%, Cabernet sauvignon 2%.

A balanced juicy wine. Blackberries, plums and ripe tannins.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Merlot 71%, Malbec 11%, Cabernet franc 7%, Carmenere 5%, Syrah 3%, Cabernet sauvignon 2%.

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 14
  • Bottling Date: 13 April 2016
  • Release Date: May 2016

Winemaker Notes

Grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. After primary ferment the wines underwent full malolactic fermentation in barrels. French, Hungarian and American oak staves were added for 10 months. The wine was blended to produce a rich complex wine.

Viticulture Notes

Marlot was harvested from Ian Smith’s vineyard in Te Karaka. Malbec, Cabernet France, Carmenere, Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested from Hihi Wines vineyard in Ormond in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 7.0
  • ph: 3.65
  •  Cellaring: 3+ years

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