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Black Label Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet

Select Vintage

2015

Grape:

Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salamis and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.

Recommended Cellaring:

2-4 years

Production Notes:

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent pump-overs and plungings to ensure good colour and tannin extraction. The blend was assembled and spent a further six months with oak prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.51
Residual Sugar: 0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Dark plum, blueberry and an earthy spice followed by a touch of vanilla. Blackberry burst leads to Doris plum, with lingering sweet cedar and fruit cake notes. Concentrated fruits and densely structured.

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