Akarangi Merlot N/A USA


$20.00 NZD

Merlot is well-suited to the Hawke's Bay climate, and is consequently the most-planted variety in the region. This fruit came from our Matau vineyard, and the 2014 season was a good one here - plenty of classic merlot varietal characters on display.

To balance the primary fruit and make a more complex wine, a portion of this batch was given extended time on yeast lees, developing characteristic biscuity flavours, and a small percentage of long-macerated malbec was used to donate a little spice and some complementary fruit notes.

89 cases produced. Still a fair way from its peak yet, patience, patience.

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