Merlot Malbec 2019

merlot malbec 19Tasting Notes

An easy drinking smooth wine blended with 90% Merlot & 10% Malbec. Perfect for a Kiwi Barbeque with damson plums and a spice finish.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo, EIT
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Merlot 90%, Malbec 10%

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 2019
  • Bottling Date: January 2020
  • Release Date: April 2021

Winemaker Notes

Merlot & Malbec grapes were fermented separately in open top stainless vats. After primary ferment the wines underwent full malolactic fermentation in barrel. Oak staves were added for 10 months.

Viticulture Notes

Merlot was machine harvested from Hamish Jackson vineyard in Te Karaka in excellent condition and good ripeness. Malbec grapes were machine harvested from George Reynolds vineyard in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.0
  • ph: 3.55
  • Cellaring: 3+ years from date of bottling

Awards

Bronze medal – Royal Easter Wine Show 2021