Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014

 

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Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014

This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of the finest of New Zealand’s red wines. The 2014 vintage is deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruits including cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar and smoke. The flavours, typical of Gimblett Gravels Merlot blends tend toward fruitcake, cherry, chocolate and oak spice. The palate is soft and mouthfilling showcasing the high percentage of Merlot and finishes dry and long. This is a fine vintage for this blend.

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014

This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of
the finest of New Zealand’s red wines. The 2014 vintage is
deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruits
including cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar and
smoke. The flavours, typical of Gimblett Gravels Merlot
blends tend toward fruitcake, cherry, chocolate and oak
spice. The palate is soft and mouthfilling showcasing the high
percentage of Merlot and finishes dry and long. This is a fine
vintage for this blend.
Vineyard
This wine is a blend from grapes grown on the stony soils of
the Gimblett Gravels. The vines in the Ngakirikiri, Twyford
and Omahu Gravels vineyards are now approaching 20 years
of age and cropped at low levels to produce grapes of the
highest possible quality. Intensive viticultural practices such
as shoot and bunch thinning and leaf plucking were employed
over the course of the growing season to further maximise
the vineyards' potential.
Winemaking
The individual vineyard parcels were harvested separately and destemmed to our 1930’s open
topped concrete fermenters for fermentation. Indigenous and selected red wine yeast strains
were employed and once active the ferments were gently hand plunged up to four times daily.
After a period of post fermentation maceration the ferments were pressed to barrel and tank for
malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 18 months in French oak barriques (40%
new) before bottling.
Vintages
Excellent weather conditions from late March through to April meant that the grapes achieved
physiological ripeness and were picked at the optimum time. Dry conditions and cool nights
throughout harvest resulted in low yielding crops showing great concentration and freshness.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.

Grapes
49% Merlot
35% Malbec
10% Cabernet Franc
6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region/Appellation
Hawkes Bay
Alcohol by volume
14.0%

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2014
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