Merlot 2015

merlot 15Tasting Notes

A vibrant easy drinking medium bodied wine.

Hawera plums, cherries with a cinnamon finish.

Wine Information

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


  • Harvest Date: March 15
  • Bottling Date: 13 April 2016
  • Release Date: May 2016

Winemaker Notes

Merlot grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. The wines were then put into barrels for with Hungarian and American oak additives for 10 months.

Viticulture Notes

Merlot was harvested from Ian Smiths vineyard in Te Karaka in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.3
  • ph: 3.59


  • Cellaring: 2-3 years from date of bottling