A vibrant easy drinking medium bodied wine.
Hawera plums, cherries with a cinnamon finish.
- Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
- Region: Gisborne
- Variety: Merlot
- Harvest Date: March 15
- Bottling Date: 13 April 2016
- Release Date: May 2016
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.
Merlot was harvested from Ian Smiths vineyard in Te Karaka in excellent condition and good ripeness.
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Residual Sugar: 2.0
- Total Acidity: 6.3
- ph: 3.59
- Cellaring: 2-3 years from date of bottling