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Saint Clair Origin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2021

£109.61
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6 bottle(s) at £18.27 per bottle.
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AHD5451021A
 

Saint Clair Origin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2021

  • Grapes Merlot 100%
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region: Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels
  • Abv 13 %
  • Body Value: B (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0.1
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Kyle Thompson
  • Closure Screwcap
  • A luscious Merlot displaying savoury aromas of olive, cedar and spice. layered with flavours of dark berried fruits and black plum through to a lightly spiced and toasty
2x cases 10% off

The grapes were destemmed into small stainless steel fermenters for a five-day cold soak to help maximise flavour and colour extraction. During fermentation, the wine was hand plunged and occasionally pumped over to gently extract flavour, colour and tannin. Following primary fermentation, the young wine was kept in contact with skins and tasted daily until the desired levels of extraction and balance had been achieved. Once pressed and settled, the wine was then racked to seasoned French oak where it underwent malolactic conversion. The wine was aged on its light lees, lightly fined and carefully prepared for bottling.

A luscious Merlot displaying savoury aromas of olive, cedar and spice. layered with flavours of dark berried fruits and black plum through to a lightly spiced and toasty finish.

More Information
CountryNew Zealand
BrandSaint Clair
Vintage2021
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes
Winery

The outstanding fruit was sourced predominantly from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining, gravel soil provides a superb base for the low yielding Merlot. These vineyard sites have ideal ripening conditions for achieving the ripe berry aromatics and balanced tannin structure that Saint Clair Merlot exhibits. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening; and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

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