Mission Merlot Cabernet 12.4 %, 750ml
The fruit was off the warmest inland sites in Hawke’s Bay. The soils on these vineyards are free-draining and stony, ideal for Hawke's Bay red varieties. These vineyards were carefully managed to fully ripen the fruit using techniques such as vine trimming, leaf plucking around the bunches, and fruit thinning to give a balanced crop load averaging 7 tonnes per hectare.
- 2012 enjoyed mild dry conditions towards the end of the vintage that gave good colour and attractive flavours in the fruit.
- This Merlot Cabernet has a bright colour with vibrant berry aromas and finely integrated oak.
- The wine shows bright fruit and a medium bodied palate with soft tannins and fine texture.
FOOD MATCH - Lamb rack on kumara mash