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Wine TierCellar Selection
VineyardHawkes Bay
TypeMerlot Cabernet Sauvignon

By augmenting the structure & finesse of Cabernet Sauvignon with the vibrant fruit of Merlot, winemakers are creating elegant yet powerfully intense, red wine blends. The fruit for this dark & deeply fragrant wine is sourced from Hawkes Bay, a region renowned for producing exceptionally elegant Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Serving Suggestion

Enjoy with savoury dishes, red meats and cheeses, or on its own.

Winemaker's Comment

This wine promotes layers of berry and dark plum flavours combined with complex cedar and savoury characters. This wine is richly concentrated in style and is complemented by fine-grained tannins, ensuring the wine is approachable and capable of developing further complexity with medium-term aging.

Vineyard Description

A blend of fruit from several Hawkes Bay vineyards, a region considered to be New Zealand’s home for the Bordeaux varietals Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is taken predominantly from the renowned Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district, namely Omahu Gravels, Ngakirkiri and Twyford Gravels. The free-draining gravelly soils and warm conditions of the Gimblett Gravels encourage low yields and devigourated vines.