2014 Reserve Merlot

2014 Reserve Merlot

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VINEYARD AND WINEMAKING NOTES


The 2014 vintage started with a warm frost free Spring. A very warm Summer followed, which meant high heat accumulation. This led to one of the warmest vintages ever recorded in Hawke’s Bay ensuring ripe, flavoursome fruit in excellent condition.
Hand harvested from our Kanuka Block in the Esk Valley. Our premium Merlot Vineyard was carefully managed for a low yield to ensure optimum varietal expression and quality. Hand plunged and crafted before an 18 month maturity in selected French Oak.

1456 bottles produced.

VINTAGE              2014

ALCOHOL             13.3%

pH                          3.65

TA                           5.79  

REGION:               Esk Valley
     
TASTING NOTES

Eye: Violet Red
Nose: Boysenberry and dark plum.
Taste: Full bodied, fruit driven with lingering fruit sweetness with excellent ` leather like’ tannin structure.

FOOD MATCH, CELLARING AND SERVICE
Enjoy with all red meats particularly beef and rich pasta dishes.
Drink or cellar with care up to 8 years.
Serve at room temperature 18 ͦC

4.5 STAR - Michael Cooper
​BRONZE - Air NZ Wine Awards 2015