An easy drinking smooth wine blended with 90% Merlot & 10% Malbec. Perfect for a Kiwi Barbeque with damson plums and a spice finish.
- Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo, EIT
- Region: Gisborne
- Variety: Merlot 90%, Malbec 10%
- Harvest Date: March 2019
- Bottling Date: January 2020
- Release Date: April 2021
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.
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.
- Alcohol: 12.3%
- Residual Sugar: 2.0
- Total Acidity: 6.0
- ph: 3.55
- Cellaring: 3+ years from date of bottling
Bronze medal – Royal Easter Wine Show 2021