Boy this is a winner. If you love a good ol Bordeaux style blend this will surely please. Its got guts and finesse!

The grapes were then gently crushed, whilst also allowing some whole berries to remain intact. The must was transferred into closed-top stainless steel tanks for a cold soak of an average four days duration.  Fermentation was then initiated, followed by daily rummaging for colour, flavour and fine tannin extraction. The resulting wine was then aged for 16 months in quality French oak barriques (25% being new wood), with one racking during élevage.

The final blend was composed, comprising 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, and judged to have already attained perfect harmony, to only require a light fining. The wine was gently filtered to preserve the wines full natural complexity, structure and flavour profile. Bottling took place on 30th October 2020 under screwcap closure. 

A rich full bodied wine, this blend exudes intense blackcurrant, blackberry and plum flavours, layered with mocha and spicy cedary oak.  Ageing in quality oak has conferred a velvety smooth texture, for immediate appeal, or for judicious cellaring. Well matched with BBQ Moroccan Lamb Loin and Tabbouleh salad.

(MRW00005)

 

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Cabernet, Merlot

Style:

Medium bodied reds

Winemaker:

Tim preston

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

BBQ, Lamb, Beef

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