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Soft with finely balanced supple tannins & rich lingering finish

Showcasing concentrated notes of plum, dark berries & underlying cassis

Enjoy with barbequed red meats, hearty stews or dark chocolate

Yealands Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018

$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
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Yealands Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018

Yealands Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018

The Merlot was picked in excellent condition, achieving ripe tannins and concentrated flavour...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Description

  • Dark berry
  • Warm spice
  • Subtle cassis
  • Supple tannins

Concentrated notes of plum, dark berries and underlying cassis and warming spice. The palate is soft with finely balanced supple tannins and a rich lingering finish. Enjoy now, or cellar up to 3 years.

The growing season in Hawke’s Bay started out warm and relatively dry. An early summer lead to a very hot January and February. Weather was challenging for the first few weeks of March, with a significant rain event causing localized flooding in some areas. By April the weather favoured later ripening varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah. This Merlot was picked in excellent condition, achieving ripe tannins and concentrated flavour.

The low yielding Merlot was harvested 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 after fermentation to build structure and mouthfeel, it was then gently pressed, settled and racked to stainless steel tanks to undergo malolactic fermentation. After aging with a range of oak, it was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Yealands wine is inspired by the coast that surrounds them, so close to the ocean that the vines are often misted with sea spray. The beauty of this environment influences how they craft wine, respectful of nature and the land. Yealands believes in sustainable winemaking and creating thoughtfully crafted wines that work in harmony with their landscape.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with barbequed red meats, hearty stews or dark chocolate.

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13%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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