Lake Chalice The Nest Hawkes Bay Merlot 2020

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Lake Chalice The Nest Hawkes Bay Merlot 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Chalice

Tasting notes - Vibrant aromas of ripe blueberries mingle with subtle notes of mulled spice. The full and generous palate delivers a sweetness of ripe plum and forest fruits, complemented by savoury overtones. Beautifully balanced and elegant on the finish. 

Lake Chalice The Nest Hawkes Bay Merlot 2020

An easy drinking and juicy Merlot, delivering ripe plum
and forest fruit flavours complemented by a touch of
chocolate and wild herbs.
Producer Note
Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally
recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand’s native
falcon, the ‘Kārearea’, is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.
Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau
valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice’s three unique vineyard sites. Each
vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly
translated into multi award winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen.
Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into
elegant, aromatic, fruit driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of
outstanding quality. Certified ‘Sustainable Winegrower of New Zealand’.
Vintage
The 2020 vintage saw less than ideal flowering conditions, which led to below average
yields. Despite this, the fruit quality was exceptional, displaying incredible varietal
character and depth of flavour.
Vineyard
The fruit is sourced primarily from Lake Chalice’s estate-owned Falcon Block, near
Renwick in the Rapaura district of the Wairau Valley. The Falcon Block sits on part of an
old river bed and as a result has stony, sandy soils. The vines are low yielding but
produce intensely flavoured fruit from a combination of different pruning methods.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted and vinified in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation
was complete, the wine was pressed and racked into a combination of French oak
barrels and stainless steel tanks where it underwent malolactic conversion. 60% of the
wine was aged on the lees for a minimum of seven months in seasoned French oak.
Tasting Note
Vibrant aromas of ripe blueberries mingle with subtle notes of mulled spice. The full and
generous palate delivers a sweetness of ripe plum and forest fruits, complemented by
savoury overtones. Beautifully balanced and elegant on the finish.
Grape
Merlot 98%, Syrah 2%
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Region: none
Subregion: none
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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