Marlborough Merlot 2017

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Marlborough Merlot 2017

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Description: Smooth, full of rich red cherries and showing a hint of toasted oak.




Winemaker: Heather Stewart.

Aroma: Vibrant plum, red cherry and a hint of toasty oak.

Palate: Red fruits, dark plum with an elegant silky tannin and long toasty finish.

Drinking Potential: Drinking well now, this wine will continue to develop over the next five years.

Viticulture & Winemaking: These Merlot grapes were selected from a naturally low cropping vineyard in Marlborough’s Rapaura sub-region. Stoney free draining soils and warm summers ensured these grapes fully ripened. The fruit was cold soaked for four days to extract colour. The juice was then fermented and hand plunged and pumped over to enhance tannins, colours and flavour. It was then aged in seasoned French and American oak, underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing on lees. The wine was then blended and lightly fined prior to bottling

Analysis: 12.5%, PH 3.56 , Acidity 5.3 g/L