MERLOT SYRAH 2012 HAWKES BAY
Careful blend selection has resulted in the best expression of vintage and vineyard for this wine.
Picking Date: 2 April 2012 (Merlot), 24 April 2012 (Syrah)
The fruit is from the Havelock Hill’s Red Barrel Home Vineyard. The clay based soils give a density to tannin structure that is a hall mark of wines from this sub region.
All fruit was hand-picked then table sorted to ensure only the best quality grapes were selected for this wine. Open top fermentation vats were hand plunged twice daily.
Blend details Merlot 80% | Syrah 20%
Bottled under screwcap
Alc 13% Vol
7.7 standard drinks
Ruby garnet with fresh purple rim.
Expressive fruit, dark plum with a hint of brioche and blueberry. The subtle oak compliments bright fruit.
Sweet fruit fronts the palate with firm wrapping tannins. Soft acidity completes the long finish.