Merlot 2013

merlot 13Tasting Notes

A full-bodied, well rounded wine from an excellent vintage.

Juicy black doris plums with a mocha finish.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Merlot

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 13
  • Bottling Date: 28 February 14
  • Release Date: May 14

Winemaker Notes

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.

Viticulture Notes

Merlot was harvested from Kirkpatrick vineyard in Patutahi in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.7
  • ph: 3.6

Consuming

  • Cellaring: 2-3 years

Awards

  • Bronze – Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2014
  • Bronze – NZ International Wine Show 2014