The Family Merlot 2013

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New Release

2013 presented us with the best Merlot fruit in 5 years which was hand plunged daily for 5 weeks then oak-aged in French and American barrels for 18 months. This wine shows concentrated fruit, wild yeast character finishing with warm soft tannins. 

Perfect food matches: Richly sauced dishes such as steak (or even fish) in a red wine sauce or with casseroles. Caramelised roast veggies - roast squash, red peppers, beets, fried and grilled mushrooms. Grilled chops, veal, pork or lamb with herbs such as thyme, rosemary and oregano. Steak in a red wine sauce, roast rack or leg of lamb, served pink, roast chicken, turkey and roast duck.

Grapes sourced from Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, NZ

*R.S 1g/l   *Ph 3.68   *Alc% 13   *TA 5.5