Selaks Winemaker’s Favourite Merlot Cabernet is made from grapes grown on the red metal soils of our Corner 50 vineyard, one of the warmest areas of the Hawke’s Bay region. The palate has an excellent balance of fruit and oak, with soft tannins and a warm, lingering finish. Flavours of ripe plums and dark fruits are layered with spicy, dried herb complexities.
The wine was matured for 12 months in oak barriques, 14% new French, 12% new American, 28% 1 year old, and the balance 2-3 years old. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Region: Hawke's Bay
Colour: Deep red with purple hues.
Nose: An intense, fruit forward nose of ripe plums and dark fruits, complemented by sweet, spicy oak notes.
Palate: Rich and mouth filling, this wine has a superb balance of fruit sweetness, gentle acidity, and tannins. Spice and dried herb complexities enhance a long finish with soft tannins.