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Smooth & approachable with supple tannins

Perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets & dried herbs with complexing oak spice characters

Perfect with robust, full-flavoured dishes, red meat & cheeses

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $18.49 $16.08
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Member rating / 1
2019 was an exceptional Hawkes Bay vintage, particularly for reds...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $18.49 $16.08
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & Trophy: Red Blends, Merlot Dominant

Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Dark berry & violet
  • Dired herbs
  • Supple tannins

This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs with complexing oak spice characters. A smooth and approachable palate follows with sweet fruit, supple tannins and moreish acidity.

2019 was an exceptional Hawkes Bay vintage, particularly for reds. Moderate yields combined with warmer than average temperatures and dry conditions encouraged fruit to achieve optimum ripeness and maintain excellent condition through to harvest. The fruit from this wine comes from a range of Villa Maria Hawkes Bay vineyards, where free draining alluvial soils temper vine vigour, resulting in low yields of ripe and concentrated fruit.

Once crushed to open-top fermenters the grapes were inoculated with several strains of yeast and fermented at 28-30 degrees C. Post fermentation the parcels were pressed to oak barriques, 15% new, for 12 months maturation. The wine was blended, egg white fined and filtered to bottle.

Food Pairing: Merlot-Cabernet blends are particularly good when paired with robust, fullflavoured dishes, red meat and cheeses. Drink now or hold for up to 5-8 years when the wine will develop further complexity.

 

 

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

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Very good quaffing red.

Simon - 19/04/2021


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