A robust yet smooth wine made from 68% Malbec & 32% Merlot. Reminiscent of blackcurrants, dried cranberries and cocoa with balanced oak tannins.
- Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
- Region: Gisborne
- Variety: Malbec 68% Merlot 32%
- Harvest Date: April 2019
- Bottling Date: February 2020
- Release Date: April 2020
Both Malbec & Merlot grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. After primary ferment the wines underwent full malolactic fermentation in old barrels. Oak staves were added for 9 months. A blend of the Malbec & Merlot grapes was established to provide a balanced wine.
Malbec was machine harvested from the Reynolds’s vineyard in Makaraka, Gisborne. Merlot was machine harvested from the Jackson’s vineyard in Brunton Road, Patutahi, Gisborne. Both the malbec & merlot were harvested in excellent ripe condition.
- Alcohol: 12.1%
- Residual Sugar: 2.0
- Total Acidity: 6.3
- ph: 3.62
- Cellaring: 4+ years from bottling
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