Ngatarawa Glazebrook Merlot 13.5%, 750ml
Grapes were harvested by hand and machine at sugar levels between 23 and 24 Brix, crushed and destemmed for this wine. Each batch was inoculated with selected yeast to ensure a hot fermentation peaking at 30C. They were macerated on skins post ferment for up to 14 days before pressing and malo-lactic fermentation. The final blend includes 12% Cabernet Sauvignon which gives added structure and complexity to the wine.
- Colour: Dark red with plum hues.
- Bouquet: Ripe black doris plums and raspberries with a spice and mocha lift and cedary oak.
- Palate: Concentrated and supple. Smooth, rounded palate with dark plum and rich dark berry fruit. Fine grained tannins. Persistent finish with fruit and spice flavours lingering.
May be enjoyed with all red meat dishes.