Merlot Malbec 2018 2017

merlot malbec 18 17Tasting Notes

An approachable easy drinking wine. Cherries, plums with a spice finish. Great for a Kiwi Barbeque.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo, EIT
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Merlot 58%, Malbec 42%

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 2018 & March 17
  • Bottling Date: February 2019
  • Release Date: August 2019

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 hand harvested at EIT vineyard in Riverside Road in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 12.2%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.4
  • ph: 3.54
  • Cellaring: 2+ years from date of bottling

Awards

Silver medal – NZ International Wine Show 2019