Matawhero Single Vineyard Merlot 2023 750ml


Matawhero Single Vineyard Merlot 2023 750ml

This full-bodied wine is packed with fruity notes, earthy undertones and soft tannin.

With some lovely warm late-season weather in Gisborne, the Merlot grapes exhibited wonderful intense flavours and good colour. Once at optimal ripeness, the grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening. The grapes were destemmed and crushed at the winery in a tank. After a two-day soak, the juice was inoculated with yeast and fermentation began. During the early stages of fermentation, the wine was rigorously pumped over to extract colour and flavour, without harsh tannins. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation on the skins. After 6 months of maturation, the wine was filtered and bottled.

Tasting Note
Colour: Deep dark crimson.

Aroma: Brooding, complex nose. Hints of wild berry, blackcurrant and leather.

Palate: A full-bodied red wine with a good concentration of flavours. Sweet fruit on entry with flavours of wild berry, Doris plum and earthy undertones. The wine has lovely soft tannins.

Food match: Enjoy with meat, cheese platters or tapas.

Alc: 14%

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