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THE WESTIE MERLOT CABERNET


Overview:

A fruit driven, medium-bodied red wine. Designed for enjoyment on release, it will, however, benefit from short-term aging.

Grapes: 
A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Region:
Hawke’s Bay
 - Gimblett Gravels 

Winemaker: 
Adam Hazeldine

Recommended Food:
An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salamis and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole. Great with lamb shanks on the bbq!
 
Recommended Cellaring:
2-4 years

Production Notes:
The grapes are harvested in April and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The blend is assembled early in the new year after some time in oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:
Blackberry notes from the Cabernet mingle on the nose with the softer plum and boysenberry aromas of Merlot. The palate is of medium weight and round with upfront sweet fruit. The fruit lingers on the finish over a savory background with light cedar oak notes.

 

 

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