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Fabulously ripe & fragrant

A vibrant plum and red cherry nose with a hint of toasted oak

Best paired with Moroccan lamb tagine, or spiced salmon fillets

River Delta Marlborough Merlot 2017

Member rating / 5
$11.99p/Btl
Erp $17.99 $15.64
6 Btls, $71.94 6 Btls, $62.56
River Delta Marlborough Merlot 2017

River Delta Marlborough Merlot 2017

Member rating / 5
Fruit was harvested from a well-established vineyard in Marlborough’s Rapaura sub region, from specifically chosen, naturally low cropping vines...
$11.99p/Btl
Erp $17.99 $15.64
6 Btls, $71.94 6 Btls, $62.56

Description

  • Toasty oak
  • Dark plum
  • Red cherry
  • Silky tannins

Rich, flavoursome and vibrant, this Merlot is a smooth and well-rounded.The nose has vibrant plum and red cherry notes with a hint of toasted oak. On the palate, this wine shows flavours of rich red fruits, dark plum and elegant silky tannins. Concentrated and rich, this wine is drinking well now and will continue to develop over the next five years. 

This fruit was harvested from a well-established vineyard in Marlborough’s Rapaura sub region from specifically chosen, naturally low cropping vines. Stoney free draining soils and warm summers ensure these grapes reach full ripeness and maturity prior to selection. Harvested at optimum ripeness, the fruit was cold soaked for four days to maximise flavour and colour extraction. The juice was inoculated with a specialized yeast strain to complete fermentation and then hand plunged and pumped over to extract tannin, colour and flavour. Aged with seasoned French and American oak, it underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing on lees. It’s development with French and American oak during fermentation adds elements of complexity and richness. Once ready, the wine was then blended, lightly fined and carefully prepared for bottling. Excellent drinking now, this wine will continue to develop over the next five years.  

Food Pairing: It’s best paired with Moroccan lamb tagine, or spiced salmon fillets.

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Alcohol

12.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (3)

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K
A lot lighter than those over the ditch but a welcome change

Kathryn - 01/02/2020

R
very pleasant, easy drinking

Rose - 22/02/2020

J
Good value wine

John - 19/11/2018


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