A full-bodied, well rounded wine from an excellent vintage.
Juicy black doris plums with a mocha finish.
- Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
- Region: Gisborne
- Variety: Merlot
- Harvest Date: March 13
- Bottling Date: 28 February 14
- Release Date: May 14
Merlot grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. The wines were then put into barrels for with Hungarian and French oak additives for 10 months.
Merlot was harvested from Kirkpatrick vineyard in Patutahi in excellent condition and good ripeness.
- Alcohol: 13.6%
- Residual Sugar: 2.0
- Total Acidity: 6.7
- ph: 3.6
- Cellaring: 2-3 years
- Bronze – Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2014
- Bronze – NZ International Wine Show 2014