Our Wines

Ruhanui Merlot/ Cab Sauv 2023


This is our blended red wine. Originally, this wine was the first to be made with fruit from the Mere Road and Roy’s Hill vineyards. Before 1876, the Ngaruroro River took a bend around Roy’s Hill through what is now our Roy’s Hill Vineyard. In 1876 the Ngaruroro flooded and broke through an old channel called the Ruhanui, forming the present river. Our Mere Road vineyard is on the river terrace of the present Ngaruroro, so the name Ruhanui was seen as link between the two vineyards. From the mid 1990’s fruit for the Ruhanui has been sourced from the Roy’s Hill Vineyard. The vines were planted in 1992.

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Colour: A medium ruby red colour.
Aromatics:  The wine has a combination of red and black fruit notes (plum, redcurrant and blackcurrant).
Palate: This year our Ruhanui has lush red and black fruit flavours including plum, blackberry and blackcurrant. The tannins are soft and smooth and the wine has a long finish with hints of sweet spice.   Suitable for vegans.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road and Roy’s Hill.
Variety: 52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 6th April (Merlot) and 16th April (Cab Sauv) 2023.
Vinification: Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters. Hand plunged two times daily. Post fermentation soak for two to three weeks followed by maturation in barrel.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 10 months.
Bottled: 14th March 2024
Analysis: Alc 12.5% vol.
Closure: Screwcap
Cellaring Potential: 7-10 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg