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Undressed Merlot 2022


This is a 100% Merlot from our Roy’s Hill Vineyard and has no added sulphur.

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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.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 20th March 2022.
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 without adding any sulphur. Nor was any sulphur added at bottling.
Bottled: 24th August 2022.
Analysis: Alc 13% vol.
Closure: Screwcap.
Cellaring Potential: 2-4 years.

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Weight 1.3 kg

93 points. Very attractive bouquet with ripw plums and red berry aromas, some black currant and cassis moments then very mild barrel spice layers and a stony dried herb quality. Youthful, taut, firm and dry on the palate, contrasting core fruit flavours reflect the bouquet with a light botanical note adding complexity and back palate textures. Firm tannins and medium+ acid line, well made, youthful and ready to drink from 2024 through 2030.

Cameron Douglas