Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Merlot

Wine Name

TW Merlot 2013

Vintage 2013
Release Price $20.00
Release Date February 2014
Harvest Date 2 April 2013
Bottling Date September 2013
Grape Variety Merlot
Region Gisborne
Description
under 50 words
Complex aromas of ripe black cherry, liquorice, currant and blackberry lead into a palate brimming with flavour. Silky in structure, the palate offers flavours of juicy black cherry and tree ripened plum.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
The inky garnet hue immediately conveys the superb 2013 vintage. Complex aromas of ripe black cherry, liquorice, currant and blackberry lead into a palate brimming with flavour. Silky in structure, the palate offers flavours of juicy black cherry and tree ripened plum.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Selectively hand harvested in the cool of the morning, the Merlot bunches were crushed and destemmed before being fermented in stainless steel fermenters with Merlot specific yeast. Mixed twice daily to maximise gentle colour and tannin extraction, this wine was pressed at dryness for malolactic fermentation and oak integration. After 17 months barrel maturation this wine was traditionally fined with fresh egg white, filtered and bottled.
pH 3.0

Alcohol Content

12.3%

Residual Sugar

1.67g/L

Total Acidity

5.7g/L

Brix at Harvest

22.6
Cellaring Recommendation Wonderful drinking now, this wine has a rich palate which will be best enjoyed within the next five years.

Food Match

Feel free to enjoy this Merlot however you wish! Especially with friends.