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TASTING NOTEBouquet: Concentrated notes of plum, dark berries and underlying cassis.Palate: The palate is soft with finely balanced supple tannins and a rich lingering finish.Food Match: Enjoy with barbequed red meats, hearty stews or dark chocolate.Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free diets.Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy it now or cellar for up to 5 years.
The 2016 vintage was another great one for the Hawke’s Bay. The temperate spring yielded a moderate crop which ripened beautifully over the warm dry summer. The vines are trained to VSP and underwent intensive canopy management and thinning to deliver beautifully ripe fruit.
WINEMAKINGWinemaker:Natalie ChristensenHarvest Date: 28th March - 15th April 2016Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.5 % pH 3.70 TA 4.8 RS 1.5g/lThe low yielding Merlot was picked and de-stemmed directly into a mixture of open and closed fermenters. A traditional warm fermentation followed with regular pump overs to help craft a wine with elegance and balance. The fruit remained on skins for two weeks after fermentation to build structure and mouthfeel. The fruit was gently pressed, settled then racked to stainless steel tanks to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine spent the winter months aging with French oak before the blend was assembled, filtered and bottled.
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DOUBLE GOLD2015 China Wine and Spirits Awards
GOLD2011 New World Wine Awards
SILVER2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
PURE BRONZE2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
BRONZE2014 Hawkes Bay A & P Show2014 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards2013 Hawkes Bay A & P Show2013 New World Wine Awards
WINE NZColin Ford 1 July 2014GOOD QUALITY WINESGood inky crimson colour. Dried fruit and plum aromas. Palate is dry and savoury and a hint leafy, then in the mid palate more sweet-fruited and berryish. There's some charry oak-chip influence and nicely rounded tannins.
Yealands Estate Wines Licence Number: 052/OFF/LIQ3428
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