This is a 100% Merlot from our Roy’s Hill Vineyard and has no added sulphur.
Colour: A medium ruby red colour.
Aromatics: Notes of black and red fruit; blackcurrant, plum and cherry plus savoury notes.
Palate: A medium bodied Merlot with vibrant black and red fruit flavours, soft tannins and subtle oak treatment. Matured in seasoned French oak barrels. Suitable Suitable for vegans and preservative free.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 24th March 2021.
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 4 months without adding any sulphur. Nor was any sulphur added at bottling.
Bottled: 18th October 2021.
Analysis: Alc 13% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 2-4 years.