Merlot 2018

merlot 18Tasting Notes

A rich vibrant wine. Juicy boysenberries complimented by French Oak

Wine Information

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

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: April 2018
  • Bottling Date: February 2019
  • Release Date: September 2019

Winemaker Notes

Merlot grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. The wines were then put into barrels for with French oak bullets for 10 months.

Viticulture Notes

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

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.7
  • ph: 3.54

Consuming

  • Cellaring: 3+ years from date of bottling