ESK VALLEY MERLOT/CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MALBEC 2017 HAWKES BAY

£19.95

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Description

VITICULTURE
A mild spring and warm start to 2017 gave the vineyards a good start and meant that careful management in the vineyard was needed for shoots & canopies. Changeable weather over the harvesting window gave us a challenge but with judicious picking decisions the crops came in clean and well balanced.

WINEMAKING
Careful fruit selection combined with quality vineyards – typified by free draining, infertile, gravelly soils and low yields – allowed us to harvest bunches exhibiting purity, ripeness, and fine tannin.

OAK TREATMENT
None.

TASTING NOTE
This classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2017 vintage displays aromas of red fruits, cedar and dried herbs with flavours of plum and blackcurrant. The smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins.

FOOD MATCHING
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Pizza/Pasta
Casseroles/Stews
Mature Strong Cheeses
Enjoy with red meat and game dishes

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 49% Merlot, 26% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw Cap
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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