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A rich & complex expression

Displaying aromas of plum, cassis, with roasted coffee & five spice

Perfect with grilled or braised red meat dishes

Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018 (01)

$14.95p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.95 $19.09
6 Btls, $89.70 6 Btls, $78.00


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Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018 (01)

Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot 2018 (01)

Supple tannins help balance the fruit richness and give the wine structure without contributing hardness...
$14.95p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.95 $19.09
6 Btls, $89.70 6 Btls, $78.00

Description

  • French oak
  • Plum & cassis
  • Roasted coffee & spice
  • Supple tannins

Deep red in colour with a purple hue. A complex savoury nose with fruit characters of plums and cassis. Notes of hot tar, roasted coffee and five spice give additional interest to the aromatic profile. The palate is full bodied and very rich with a toasty and savoury complexity. The richness is coming from both the very ripe fruit and the new barrels. An umami like savouriness-beef stock and mushroom-comes from a long maturation time on yeast lees without racking. Supple front palate tannins come from gentle extraction of the grape skins. These tannins help balance the fruit richness and give the wine structure without contributing hardness.

All fruit was machine harvested and destemmed to open top fermenters. The grapes were ‘cold soaked’ for seven days before undergoing a quick fermentation with natural vineyard yeasts. After fermentation the young wine was pressed to tank before draining to French oak barrels-20% were new. Malo-lactic fermentation was completed in barrel and the wine left to age on full lees. After 10 months of aging the barrels were blended and the wine bottled.

Food Pairing: Enjoy this wine with grilled or braised red meat dishes.

 

 

 

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